Rest is vital

Rest is so important for our overall well-being.

Our bodies and minds were not created to run on an endless cycle of work, work, work.

God Himself rested on the seventh day of creation.

“And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” (Genesis 2:2-3, NKJV)

If God rested, we should too.

Resting is not being lazy.
Resting is not a sign of weakness.
Resting is essential to our well-being.

It’s through rest that our bodies are able to recover and recharge.
It’s through rest that our minds are able to clear and focus.

And when we don’t rest, when we push ourselves beyond our limits, we put ourselves at risk for anxiety, physical illnesses, and other unpleasant things.

God wants us to take care of ourselves.
He wants us to take care of the temples He’s given us.

“For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Corinthians 6:20, NKJV)

And one of the ways we can glorify God in our bodies is by taking the time to rest.

Rest can look different for different people.
For some, it may mean taking a nap during the day.
For others, it may mean spending time in nature, going for a walk, or reading a book.

Whatever rest looks like for you, make sure you’re prioritizing it in your life.

Don’t let the demands of work, family, or society make you feel guilty for taking time to rest.

It’s through rest that we’re able to be our best selves.
It’s through rest that we’re able to do the work God has called us to do with clarity, focus, and energy.

So, take some time to rest today.
Listen to your body and give it the rest it needs.
Trust that God will provide for you as you prioritize rest in your life.

“And He said, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’” (Exodus 33:14, NKJV)

God is with you in your rest, and He will bless you for it.



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