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Today's reading: Genesis 2:1-3

As we start into Genesis 2, we're told that God finished His work and then rested. Rest—that's almost a foreign concept in today's world. Everywhere we turn it seems like the prevalent message is "do more" or that "life is short, so pack in as much as you can." And I must admit, I've bought into that mindset entirely too much. I'm constantly telling people how busy I am and that my plate is so full. And if I'm honest, I overpack my days to the point that I rarely have time to just sit down in the evening and relax with my husband. I know it's not healthy and I say things need to change, but the crazy routine almost always prevails.

When I was growing up, my parents were pretty good about resting on Sundays. We'd go to church, come home for a family dinner and then the remainder of the day was spent doing relaxing and refreshing activities like going to the lake for a swim, napping, riding my horse, going for a walk or taking a drive with my family through the countryside. It was precious time spent well.

Genesis 2:1-3 convicted me as I looked at it numerous times this week. God took time to rest and so should we! It's not good for us to run (whatever run means for each of us) nonstop, 24/7. Our bodies and minds require rest, which means we need to make time to recharge and refresh. And when we do, it will put us in the best position to continue working well for God and as He intended.

What does rest look like for you? Are you (like me) in need of some rest today? If so, what step(s) will you take to get that needed rest? Tami

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Tami,

Great lesson on rest!!

We are too busy! It is possible that we or I worry too much and not rest on God's promises which would elevate my or our fears or worries!!
Yes, I am in need of rest! I plan to be more intentional what God knows should be my priorities which would be spending time with Him than those other things which might be good in themselves but is taking away my
"rest in the Lord."

This is an exciting study can hardly wait to see what good truth from God's Word will be on our special spiritual "menu".

Thanks Tami for reminding me to rest. After retiering my life is busier than before.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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