Sabbath rest is something I've spoken on numerous times in the past. Its something that is totally counter-cultural, yet imperative to our health (both physical & spiritual; if you can actually separate the 2).
I found this great article in Relevant Magazine and thought I'd share it:
Learning to work hard is great—but working hard is not enough to have a balanced life. You must also learn how to stop working. That’s called rest. The ancient Hebrews called it taking a Sabbath. It was one of Ten Commandments. Scripture records, “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.” Keeping something “holy” means you are committed to doing it....
If you refuse to rest, it will catch up to you, which means rest is not an option—you will rest. It will either be something you learn to do on your own or something you learn through a heart attack or some kind of emotional breakdown. I think most of us would prefer choosing the scenario rather than just letting it happen dramatically.
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I post this because I need more of it!