It sounds like heaven, so why do we refuse to slow down for the sake of our own health? For the sake of drawing closer to God? This week, an excerpt from Peter Scazzero's book, Emotionally Healthy Leader stopped me dead in my tracks:
Then Bob dropped the bombshell. "They can't stop. If they stop, they'll die. They're terrified. They're frightened to death of what they'll see inside themselves if they slow down. And you want them to immerse themselves in things like solitude, Sabbath, and silent reflection?" He chuckled again. "Do you have any idea how foreign this is...?" Something so much deeper is driving them; they just have no idea what it is...
Pete, you're inviting them into practices that might well obliterate their entire sense of self - the self that's rooted in work performance."
Work. Work. Work. Work. Work. Vacation. Work. Work. Work. Work. Work. Work. Vacation.
Do you ever feel that way?
Scazzero presses us to remember, "God's Sabbath rhythm is a reflection of the rhythm that undergirds all of creation."
Sabbath. Work. Sabbath. Work.
Is it time for you to get disciplined? To set your rhythm to God's plan for creation?