"Come to Me, talk to Me, dwell with Me and then you will know My Way is a sure way, My Paths are safe paths. Come very near to Me. Dig deep down into the soil of the Kingdom. Effort and rest - a union of the two."
It is so important to rest. Right now I feel in desperate need of rest! I feel like a tightly wound spring and that is not biblical or balanced.
Sometimes it is not possible to "holiday". For us this is near impossible because of the nature of our business but God does encourage us to work 6 days and rest on the 7th. He knows us SO WELL. He knows, as our Creator, just what we need.
So, to work 6 days and then stress on the 7th is a wrong way to rest! So I am going to start training myself to 'rest' properly once a week! I'm going to be disciplined (or try) about rest because rested I am a better wife, mother and friend! One of the ways I definitely feel more rested is after a really good quiet time! A daily rest for the soul! And a weekly physical rest for the body.
Matt 11v 28: Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
And of course:
Ps 23 v 3(a): He restores my soul...