I am a bit of a workaholic. Some might say, ‘more than a bit.’
If I think I can squeeze something else onto my plate, I will find a way to do it. It is just the way I am wired. Part of the issue is that I love to work, part is that so many others do not. If I see something that needs to be done, I do it. Etc.
Whether this is good or bad is not my point. What being a workaholic does lead to is exhaustion and that is not our Creator’s desire for any of His creation. He desires that we be creative and accomplish much, but He also
desires commands that we rest.
Most workaholics have trouble resting. Like me, they feel guilty if they are sitting still. I mean, isn’t there something that needs to be done??
Well, this morning, I woke with the phrase, ‘guilt-free rest’ playing on my mind. I was sleeping late as I do most Saturdays and experiencing the very reason why I LOVE this day, Continue reading “Guilt-free Rest!”
I have noticed before the direct connection of Yeshua’s famous quote, “Come unto Me, all who labor….” and Jeremiah 6:16’s ‘..you shall find rest for your souls,’ but this morning I saw another close connection in Jeremiah 5:5. Here, ‘the way of the Lord’ and ‘ordinances,’ clearly meaning Torah, are described as a ‘yoke’ the people refused.
There is little difference today as the Word of the Lord calls out for obedience to the everlasting Covenant, but people refused, preferring the traditions of men.
Dear followers of Jesus, soften your hearts and cry out for the Living Waters of righteousness, the good way, and walk in it!!!
God knows, we need rest. In fact, He commands rest. What is odd is that man largely rejects His rest, then needs to create days of rest.
Consider how much rest (and feasting/bbq-ing) He commands:
– 52 Sabbaths of no work
– 2 one week Feasts of limited or no work
– 6 additional feast days, most with no work
– 12-13 New Moon Feasts of limited work
– Every seventh year, rest the land
– Every 50th year rest the land and go debt-free…
And, I’m probably forgetting something.
Why would anyone trade all that for a different schedule that then needs a Labor Day? Doesn’t sound like bondage to me…
Pffffttt. Who needs Labor Day?