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Take a Break

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Rest is not laziness. It is holiness. God rested on the seventh day. Of course the Lord’s rest isn’t the same as our rest – God never gets tired but He knows we do, so He instituted the Sabbath. Those who embrace this practice will last longer and produce more in the long run.

Jesus said, “Come off by yourselves; let’s take a break and get a little rest.” For there was constant coming and going. They didn’t even have time to eat.
Mark 6:31

People who are high achievers in life understand and practice this principle. One president in the past refused to make any decisions after 4:00 in the afternoon. He knew that a weary mind rarely makes smart decisions. Godly rest allows us to repair, renew and receive from God, resulting in a release of our potential. Needless to say, our Lord was highly effective, accomplishing more in a day then most do in a lifetime. Yet, He understood the need for rest. There would always be another sick person, another needy person, another sermon that would need to be preached. It would always be in God’s timing. Jesus knew output can’t exceed inflow. At work and at home, you are always giving. During your rest time, you are receiving. Schedule some time for you. Sometime to play and sometime to pray.

It is the Lord’s blessing that makes you wealthy. Hard work can make you no richer.
Proverbs 10:22 (TEV)
Just a thought,
Carl

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