Have you ever had one of those day/weeks/years where it is just one thing after another and all you can think of is “if I can just make it to the end of the day”? I took some time to sit back and think about this issue and realized I was wasting precious time and I needed to get back to work. Where does my strength come from? There is a term out there that is starting to really take off. Quiet quitting is not defined as grabbing your gear from the office and stealthily making an exit out the door for good. This movement is all about taking back the time that the job has been stealing. The issue people are having is that the job is now demanding more and more, and it is robbing so many of quality time with friends and family. They expect you to keep your phone on for texts at all hours, answer work emails as soon as they come in regardless of the hour or even take a phone call from workmates or the boss during the supper hour. At the end of the day, which really is not the end of day, there is little left for the things that are truly important.
Where does my strength lie? Family, friends, faith, all suffer when the world takes so much of our time and leaves us with the dregs. So many are burning out because they are burning the candle at all ends and in numerous spots in the middle. When was the last time you had a day completely to yourself? When was the last time you took a long moment away from the world and focused on a time of prayer and meditation with the Lord? When was the last time you turned off the world and focused on relationships?
I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!
He will not let you stumble; the One who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, He who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. Ps 121:1-4 NLT
My help comes from the Lord, my hope is in Him and for that we are grateful. To rely on mankind is to rely on a finite promise but to lean on the Lord for strength, wisdom and hope is to draw from the infinite source of love. He knew what He was doing when He called for a day of rest, the Shabbat.
Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath. Mark 2:27 NLT
Take the time to rest and communicate with the Lord. Take that day of Shabbat to connect with the source of all hope for all who are weary and need rest.
This Sunday, we continue with the series on God’s Provisions; An Uplifting Account Of Christ’s Strength. We would love for you to join us either in person or online Sunday at 10:30 AM MST.
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