As I get older I am finding that rest is a precious gift. Why? Hard as it is for me admit, my energy level is lessening as I grow older. What does that mean? It means that I often go to bed when I’m tired, even if it is early in the evening. To the point that I joke that I have the same bedtime as my elementary school students.
Today I did something I rarely do, I slept in on a Saturday. Not that I don’t like to sleep in, I do. Typically though,I feel guilty when I sleep in, especially when I know I have things to accomplish that day. I doubt that I am the only one who feels guilty when taking time to truly rest. While I haven’t truly embraced the gift of rest, God is working on me. I am learning to be obedient to God, even when He calls me to rest.
Tonight’s Challenge: Take time to rest at some point. You won’t regret it!