Choosing to Work Like God – Beloved Women – September 25, 2020
READ: “So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.” (Genesis 2:3 ESV)
TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: I sat at my desk listing multiple to-do list items that I wanted to accomplish for the day. The long index of tasks appeared to be unending and growing by the minute. Once an item was checked off, something else needed to be added.
We are never in short supply of things to do and it can be tempting to just keep on working. In the book of Genesis, we see God also worked, but He had a stopping point. Certainly, creating a non-existent world required a tremendous amount of things to do, but God took time to rest. He not only rested but He blessed the 7th day and made it holy.
God gave us this model for work in the very beginning. We are to work with excellence because God saw all that He made was good. Then after He was satisfied with what He accomplished, He ceased all exertion and He rested. We too should work like God: work with excellence, establish an endpoint, and then rest.
PRAY: Dear Lord, Help me to value rest as You do. When I am tempted not to treat the Sabbath as a holy day, remind me of the example You set for how we should work in the very beginning of time. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I pray, Amen.
REFLECT: How might God be leading you to rest today?
SHARE: We too should work like God: work with excellence, establish an endpoint, and then rest.
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