“So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.”

~ Genesis 2:3

The importance of taking time to rest

keeps stirring in the back of my head.

God would rather have fifty years of a faithful, refreshed servant than one or two years of a burnt out, miserable servant trying to work out of their own strength.

You can’t do anything with your own strength- so don’t even try!

You need God!

You need God’s strength!

In order to receive strength from God to overcome situations, we must follow in His footsteps.

If God made an effort to rest, we need to make an effort to rest.

I do not believe that God took the seventh day to rest because He had worn Himself out and needed a break.

No. I believe that God took time to rest because it is important to rest.

God doesn’t do anything with no purpose.

Resting has a purpose!

Resting assures that you will have the strength to make it through the big picture to the end of the race, rather than burning out after the first lap.