Deuteronomy 5:14 tells us that we are to rest on the sabbath:
“but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do.” – Deuteronomy 5:14
Scripture also tells us that rest is important at other times, too. But, let’s be honest for a moment here. How often do you rest? I mean really rest your body, soul and mind so that you can be refreshed?
Life in our society is all about busyness. We rush from meeting to meeting, kids play date to kids sports practice an from ministry obligation to food shopping. We go, go, go and rarely find (or make) the time to rest and rejuvenate. This frenetic pace causes stress, anxiety, health and relationship problems and other signs of a burned-out life.
Robert Morris, in his new book, Take the Day Off, shares about the importance of rest and how the Bible has the cure for this epidemic of a too fast paced life.
About Take The Day Off by Robert Morris
Robert Morris, the author of Take The Day Off, is a well-known and respected pastor and author who has written best sellers including Beyond Blessed and Truly Free. In his latest book, he tackles an epidemic that is plaguing our society: busyness.
If we are stressed, how can we have the capacity to pour into others?
The book shares scripture about the importance of rest and points to practical ways you can incorporate rest into your life. I loved that he connects rest with eternal benefits.
Take the Day Off, for me, was the kick in the pants I needed to make rest a priority in my life, not just for my health but for my role in advancing the Kingdom of God.
What others are saying about Take the Day Off by Robert Morris:
“I strongly encourage every believer to read and reread this book. I pray it becomes a staple in every Christian home, where we function at our highest level, and can in turn raise a generation to do the same.”
– Bill Johnson, Bethel Church, Author of The Way of Life and Raising Giant-Killers
“I discovered a deep revelation of the importance of Sabbath from Pastor Robert’s teaching years ago. Applying these principles of rest to my life has greatly impacted me and my family and has allowed us to run the marathon of life well. I encourage you to read and apply the wisdom of this book to your life!”
– Kari Jobe Carnes, Worship Leader, Songwriter
“A must-read if you’re feeling overwhelmed and struggling for a light at the end of the tunnel.”
– Danny Gokey, Grammy-nominated recording artist
“As I work with CEOs and other high performers, overload is one of their biggest issues. The boundaries of time and space have disappeared…You are never safe until you remember that God has commanded us to protect some time to rest. Neuroscience and other fields have proven it to be true, and Robert gives us some practical ways to do it.”
– Dr. Henry Cloud, psychologist and co-author of Boundaries
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How do you incorporate rest in your life? Do you make it a priority? Tell me in the comments below!
Because of Him,