"And God blessed the 7th day and made it holy, because on it he rested FROM ALL THE WORK OF CREATING that he had done."
Rest is a holy endeavor. I believe it.
So why then, even though I believe it, do I still find it easier to encourage others to it than myself? I take a day apart, and I think I am a horrible person, or I think of myself as ~ the worst couch potato ever. Because I choose to stay in my PJs for the day.
My dog seems content to have my be with him. My friends seem happy when I tell them I am resting. God him self said...KEEP THE SABBATH DAY HOLY...So what is my problem?
Being an introvert I do have to push myself out into the world. I am therefore hyper aware of the days I choose not to do it. But it is not wrong to take a step back, recharge, rejuvinate. And if I am honest, I need more time apart to do that very thing. In fact I am becoming increasingly aware of just how much quiet my spirit requires. I can tell you it is at odd with how connected the world wants me to be.
So I battle on. One day of rest, that suddenly became filled with a newsletter that needed to be written and a website to be updated...and a catch up on household cleaning. And I think...OK well now I can stop and rest and leave the Bible lesson creation for tomorrow. OYE. And so I begin again, to take a day of rest.