Is rest and renewal a regular rhythm in your life?
God has punctuated time by establishing day and night, specific seasons, special celebrations and Sabbath. Developing similar rhythms for our lives and specifically for rest is biblical and life-giving.
The Sabbath commandment, Jesus’ discipline of taking time away to connect with the Father, and a growing mountain of research on productivity point to the need for regular rest and rhythms of renewal.
Unfortunately, in our 24-7 world where busyness is often worn as a badge of honor, many people sacrifice rest and self-care. The costs are significant – the sleep deficit alone reduces efficiency, impairs judgment, diminishes creativity, clouds thinking and increases susceptibility to illness and disease. Continue Reading