Pastor Matt Ewart
It’s funny when you consider the difference between relaxing and being lazy. A snapshot of one can easily be mistaken for the other. Only the context of what happened beforehand can determine the difference between the two.
While the Bible speaks against laziness, it also cautions those who are over busy. People who never take time to relax are not only doing themselves a physical disservice, but they also might be reflecting a spiritual misalignment.
If the devil could have his way, he would have you constantly busy. If you are always worrying about what you need to do next, you are never able to pause and reflect on what it means that God is in control of all things.
In Christ, the context of your life has changed dramatically. God’s snapshot of you will always show the work put in by Jesus on the cross. It took his whole life and even his death, but he was able to make you holy. That’s how God sees you.
Take time to rest in the context of Jesus’ work. Relax as you meditate on all God has done. Trust that he forgave yesterday and will work all things out for your good—even the things you don’t have time to get to today.
“I gave them my decrees and made known to them my laws, by which the person who obeys them will live. Also I gave them my Sabbaths as a sign between us, so they would know that I the Lord made them holy” (Ezekiel 20:11,12).
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