Designed Rest

From Pastor’s Desk:

Exodus 34:21 Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall  rest; Sunset over Mountain Rangeeven during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.


Strategic design is behind the busyness of the world today. The devil has no better scheme than this one, to either directly or indirectly effect lifestyles that just have to have “more.” More? Of everything! Seems we’re never satisfied with what we have, whether little or much. Contentment is a “lost art.” Always struggling, never content, we pursue goals of which many will not be achieved.

God planned rest into His creation process. He set it up to where there would so much work and so much rest. It has become, due to the afore mentioned scheme, all turned around. Relationships are rarely what they should be because of busyness. Homes are torn apart at times because parents are pursuing those unattainable goals, while children are left at the mercy of whatever they are reading, watching, and in some cases, doing.

Lack of rest can be detrimental to the person as well as those around him/her. Little by little things creep into a life that has not learned the art of resting. Before you know it, the person is showing traits that otherwise would not be. It might take a while, but eventually impatience will set in, anger will become prominent when in ordinary circumstances it was controlled. Reactions take on a different turn. We react hastily and unthinkingly as a result of being over tired, maybe even fatigues.

God knew what He was doing when He designed rest. Do we?

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