by: Paul Stagnaro
God gave us a gift. Its called rest. Rest is one of those gifts that we tend to push aside to be used at a later date and time. When I heard Pastor Nathan's title for today's Sunday message, "Unplugged", it reminded me of God's gift of getting unplugged. It's called the Sabbath rest. The ultimate example of getting unplugged. One day of the week to rest. To do nothing but get recharged.
God our creator knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows that life without rest is not sustainable. In this world, in our daily living, we have to learn how to rest. It actually is a spiritual discipline that will help us enjoy God.
The Book of Genesis records the creation. On the seventh day, God rested. Did God have to rest? Does God get tired and need to rest? God used Himself as an example for us to follow. He took that seventh day and looked over all that He created and called it good.
If you have ever worked on a project, build something, working in your yard, even washing your car. You probably did what God did. Looked over what you accomplished and called it good. You were satisfied and happy. But you couldn't have enjoyed what you did until you stopped and rested.
God never intended our daily life to be non-stop, fast-paced, never-ending. When was the last time you slowed down, unplugged, relaxed?
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