Don’t Wait Until the Weekend to Rest

work while restI hate to admit this, but I love the weekends. I put in way more than my 40+ hours a week to have a few days off to kick it doing things I want to do with family and friends. I work to rest. After talking with a good friend of mine, I’ve had to since filter that thought using the FREEdom process.
He observed that after working to create the universe on Days 1-5 and then man and woman on Day 6, God rested. This means that man and woman rested as well. God worked and then rested so humanity could rest and then work.
Yes, God had a small job for Adam on Day 6 before he rested – name the animals. God used it to show Adam that only He would meet Adam’s needs, not Adam. God would be the one working while Adam rested in God’s care. After creating Eve, God gave them their future life’s work – be fruitful, rule and subdue the earth. Yet it was resting while working, not working to get rest.
Are you working hard each week to get some rest on the weekend? Wearying isn’t it? Working even harder now while hoping to find rest later in heaven? Even more tiresome, isn’t it? Jesus provides the solution to our fatigue.
He was once asked, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” His answer shocked them, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent.” (John 6:28-29) Belief in Him, not work, brings rest. God worked then rested so we could rest then work. Rest in Him each minute while doing the “good works” He gave you to do. As we do, we will find rest for our weary souls.
I had to filter out the lie of working to get rest. Do you?
S“E”t Free Nowww

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