Theme of the Week: Rest-Work Balance
Bible Verse: “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16
Scripture Reading: Genesis 1:26-2:3
Look around. Everyone seems like they’re in a hurry. People walk fast, even when they’re not late. When the light turns green, you have milliseconds to get moving before someone behind starts honking.
What’s all this hurry doing to our souls?
Dr. Suzanne Koven, who practices internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, writes:
In the past few years, I’ve observed an epidemic of sorts: patient after patient suffering from the same condition. The symptoms of this condition include fatigue, irritability, insomnia, anxiety, head-aches, heartburn, bowel disturbances, back pain, and weight gain. There are no blood tests or X-rays diagnostic of this condition, and yet it’s easy to recognize. The condition is excessive busyness.1
Clearly, we’re not made to live in a state of perpetual rush.
This week, we’re going to look at the theme of Sabbath. Right from the beginning, God makes it clear that he designed us to live in a rhythm of work and rest.
God didn’t intend for us to work and rush all the time. How can you enjoy some of his rest today?
1 Dr. Suzanne Koven, “Busy is the new sick,” Boston.com, http://archive.boston.com/lifestyle/health/blog/inpractice/2013/07/busy_is_the_new_sick.html
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