Sunday, July 6, 2014

A Day Set Apart

The week is filled with busyness. Busyness caused by jobs or home or of our own design. The Lord found the need for rest. It says that he had finished the work he'd been doing and on the seventh day rested from all his work (Genesis 2:2).
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest
Matthew 11:28

Sunday is a day set apart. It is a holy day for rest.
"You don't understand. I have to work on Sunday."
Oh yes, beloved, I understand. My husband works a second job on Sunday. My PASTOR works on Sunday. My nurse friends work on Sunday. But God calls us to a higher rest than one that is just physical.
A rest from worry? Yes.
A rest from burdens? Yes.
A rest from turmoil? Yes.
Stop cultivating the thoughts that bring about worry. After all, "can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" (Matthew 6:27) Drop the cares that create a burden so heavy you falter under the weight. Hand over the turmoil to the one who already sees it. He may not stop the storm, but He'll walk you through it.
Slow down and recognize the presence of the One who is holy. Seek His presence in your jobs, in your homes, in yourself. If the creator of the universe, the Alpha and Omega found the need to rest, who are we to stay busy?
Finish your work, lay down your burdens.


  1. Excellent advise for every day of the week. Lovely post. Dropping by from the NaBloPoMo linkup.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Suzy! Appreciate you reading.