Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Genesis 2:1-2

"Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made."
Genesis 2:1-2

I think that the whole creation thing is mind-boggling.  God just you know, decided to make all of this... the universe, the world, stuff.  ... And he's God, so he could do it, and he did.  But I think it is really cool--even though God is that powerful, and can basically do anything--that God rested... that he took the time to do something that wasn't work for a while.  And that he taught all of us that lesson as well.  That we should take time away from work stuff sometimes, and rest.
I think sometimes we go too far thinking about our responsibilities and obligations, thinking that everything that isn't work is lazy or that that's the only part of us that is good... the responsible part.  But I think God shows us here that it is okay to rest once in a while. :)  Not saying we should rest ALL the time, but it is okay and even good in its proper place.
Today, let's make sure we have some balance in our lives.  Being lazy all the time isn't good, but neither is being workaholic.  Working with God, let's make sure that we find the proper balance.  Let's take the time to get our work done and fulfil our responsibilities, but make sure we also take the time to rest when needed.  We need to manage our stress and make sure we don't take on too much just as much as we need to avoid idleness. :)  Maybe we err to the lazy side more often and we need to work on that more, but let's not forget to rest, or beat ourselves up for doing so.

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