summer…a great season to think about recharging the ole batteries…i think rest and recharging has a lot to do with our mindset and outlook…entering into a restful attitude even when working…and taking time to reflect and to do something different…go to the beach, to the mountains, to play with the kids, or spend time with family and friends…
Hebrews speaks about entering into His rest’ by faith…having an attitude that believes God is in control, and having faith that He is more than able to do His work in us and through us…His rest should encourage us to take a deep spiritual breath and then to let the breath out acknowleging Him as our source, our comfort, and our security.
I’ll probably take a few hours each week to do some things with my family…i have a fly fishing day scheduled for Nathan. and i’m determined to chill instead of stress when working…and determined to ponder more, stress less, and enjoy the season.
here’s some wisdom from mark twain
In America, we hurry–which is well; but when the day’s work is done, we go on thinking of losses and gains, we plan for the morrow, we even carry our business cares to bed with us, and toss and worry over them when we ought to be restoring our racked bodies and brains with sleep. We burn up our energies with these excitements, and either die early or drop into a lean and mean old age at a time of life which they call a man’s prime in Europe. When an acre of ground has produced long and well, we let it lie fallow and rest for a season; we take no man clear across the continent in the same coach he started in–the coach is stabled somewhere on the plains and its heated machinery allowed to cool for a few days; when a razor has seen long service and refuses to hold an edge, the barber lays it away for a few weeks, and the edge comes back of its own accord. We bestow thoughtful care upon inanimate objects, but none upon ourselves. What a robust people, what a nation of thinkers we might be, if we would only lay ourselves on the shelf occasionally and renew our edges!
– The Innocents Abroad