"Why do you and I postpone God's gift of rest? Why do we procrastinate? I often fail to enjoy the gift of God's rest because I'm not willing to open my hands to receive it. In his book Sabbath, Wayne Muller reminds us that 'Sabbath requires surrender. If we only stop when we are finished with all our work, we will never stop--because our work is never completely done....If we refuse to rest until we are finished, we will never rest until we die. Sabbath dissolves the artificial urgency of our days, because it liberates us from the need to be finished.' Sabbath can be a weekly reminder that our work is not sovereign, but God is. Our allegiance is first to God, not our to-do list or appointment calendar. Today is the day to enter into a weekly rhythm of ceasing my work one day in seven. Here I more deeply remember that God's work always precedes mine." from An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus' Rhythms of Work and Rest by Alan Fadling … [Read more...] about An Unhurried Life and Allowing Ourselves the Gift of Rest
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