Spring Break

photo 1By the time spring break rolls around each year, all of the school children and college students jump for joy because they are ready for some time off from the drudgery of school and the hard work that goes with it….  Don’t you miss those days?!?!?!

Sometimes we just need a break.

The rat races we engage in on a regular basis deplete so much of our energy, strength, courage and drive that we are left with an empty tank.

It’s all or nothing.  We are either going the speed of light or we are couch potatoes without the gumption to turn the television channel.

We go so fast on a regular basis that by the time we consider taking a breather, it’s too late.  We are wasted, therefore, we find ourselves laid up in bed – sick and tired – wondering how we got there.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

Busy-ness is a disease of the American culture.  We place our children in every sport and after-school activity we can think of, we work ridiculous hours, we cram our weekends full of events, and we over-commit on a regular basis.

When do we plan to rest?

Constant activity is a dangerous condition of our hearts.  It’s almost like we are trying to fill ourselves up with stuff to do instead of with our Heavenly Father.

Jesus is a great example of how we should structure our lives because he was a busy guy.  He traveled all over the place, healed many people and taught all the time.  What we forget is that Jesus also took many occasions to be alone to pray.

But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray. Luke 5:16

The other thing that we tend to forget is the Sabbath was made for man to rest from the very beginning of time!!!  Oh…how we have missed the boat on this one with our busy lives!!!

And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. Mark 2:27

Taking a break is a good thing and very needed to get through life.  We should carve out time to rest, pray, and rejuvenate our spirits in order to fulfill our Godly purpose.

Ask God to show you how you can structure your life to fit His schedule…not yours.

Some Wisdom for Today:  Proverbs 17:1 – Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.

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