Being busy can make you feel productive. It can also go too far and take away the down time that we all so desperately need to charge our batteries.
God knew that. It’s one reason He told us to take a day off and rest awhile. Sometimes, though, things come up. Things unplanned that make that day of rest a day of work.
You know something though? It’s for our benefit that we’re supposed to take a time out–not God’s. As much as we try sometimes, we still end up being busy and not getting that necessary time off.
We bought a new house a month and a half ago. It’s been a long time of working twelve-hour days between the house and my daily job. Some of those days have necessarily had to be Sundays. And today was one of them. But what I have steadily come to realize is that there is plenty of room in this walk with Jesus for experiencing His grace in my daily life. Even when–justified or not–I don’t take the time out that He says is so necessary.
What am I trying to say? It certainly isn’t His will that I don’t follow a commandment He gave and end up being busy. But when it happens and I acknowledge it before Him, He’s always faithful to forgive me. Absolutely nothing can separate me–or you–form His love! And that’s something to take the time to experience!
Just some thoughts as I wrap up my Sunday…..