Even I Rested

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Even I Rested
Thu, 12-11-2003 - 11:03am
Remember to observe the Sabbath as a holy day. Six days a week for your daily duties and your regular work, but the seventh day is a day of Sabbath rest before the Lord your God. ~Exodus 20:8-10~

My Child,

>Has it ever occurred to you that even I rested on the seventh day? Do you really think I was tired? No way. I never run out of energy. So why did I rest? Because rest is a part of the rhythm of my creation. It is woven into the fabric of my plan.

Work can become an addiction. It constantly pushes you to do one more thing--to achieve one more goal. Sabbath invites you to honor me by slowing down and putting me first. It is a day set apart for my love to refresh you. I can do more for you is one-seventh of your week than you could ever do by pushing through and wearing yourself out. Honor me with your Sabbath, and I’ll send you back to work bursting with fresh inspiration.

The Author of the Third Commandment