The other day I came across an article regarding the benefit of taking a day off from a regular workout routine. For the past year, I have gotten back into working out and went back to some of the old routines which included taking a day off each week to give the body a chance to recover. Years ago, a personal fitness coach told me to take a day off and I just did but never really questioned it. So, today, I questioned it. Why do I have to take a day off? According to an article in Medical News Today, not only do you need to take a day off to let the muscle groups heal and rest but it also creates a stop point that will help prevent injuries. It is a break that is beneficial to the health of the body and creates a healthy platform for one’s overall physical fitness going forward. So this got me to thinking; what about our mental and spiritual health?
There was a time where Sunday was a day of rest for everyone. You did not shop, go out for dinner, do any kind of work on that day. It was more about the Sabbath but it did have its health benefits. The Lord created the world in six days and on the seventh day, rested. The seventh day was set aside for resting for all and was strictly adhered to, in fact there were specific rules in the Mitzvah as to how one must observe the Shabbat. Some today view the rules about the Day of Rest as a hindrance to “getting things done” but even the medical profession has proof that taking a day off from work and stressors is of benefit to overall health. So often we try to fill every moment of the every day with something so that we “get the most out of every day of life” but it turns out it is not the best thing for us. God was right when He said to take time to rest, meditate and pray. In God, we find a peace and a calm that is beyond anything we can imagine. By taking that one day away from the busyness of life, we can find a great benefit for our overall health; physical, mental and spiritual. It is a reset for our holistic health, for mind, body and spirit. When God told us to rest on the seventh day, He truly knew what He was talking about.
This Sunday, we welcome Rev. Bob Hillock as Pastor Todd is on holidays. We would love for you to join us either in person or online Sunday at 10:30 AM MST.
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