I hope this blog post finds you well?
I just wanted to post a quick update on why I have been so quiet on the blog these last few days. I am pleased to say that all is well, and actually just taking a few days off of work to spend time with family.
Life, as ever, has been rather hectic of late! I saw an opportunity to take a few days rest, and grabbed it with both hands!
How often do you take time to rest and relax? when you have a strong work ethic, or even a works mentality, it can be very difficult to switch off and relax for a while. Every single one of us needs to stop and rest at times however.
Let us not forget that even our wonderful God, who is infinite in power, took time to rest at the end of creation. This was not because he was tired, but simply because he wanted to enjoy the fruits of his labour.
Likewise, he built a specific command in the 10 Commandments for us to take time each week to just rest in his presence.
Perhaps it is not possible for you to take an entire day each week just to rest. But the principle remains, that each of us should take time to re-energise so that we might continue to serve him with gladness.
Whether we work in a secular job, ministry or at home, too many of us burn out because we do not stop often enough. Don’t let that be you dear reader!
Father God, we thank you for your loving grace and mercy towards us who believe. Thank you that you are the one who gives us the strength we need for each and every day.
For all who are weary, I pray that you may give them strength and rest.
Help us not to be so busy that we ceased to be fruitful.
As we lift up our voices in prayer and praise, may our strength be renewed.
We worship you, loving father! thank you for your enduring love. Thank you that you walk with us through our everyday lives.
Thank you for the times when you carious, when our strength is gone.
In the mighty and glorious name of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen