I decided, as part of our 21 Days of Worship, I would get up each day and do my reading plan before worship. I’m not a morning person, so that is saying a lot for me. I’ve started a lot of “Bible in a Year” plans but fallen off track when I got caught up in church work. This year I want to read the Bible through chronologically. Of course, that means I’m starting in Genesis.
The reading for this morning is about Creation, Genesis 1-3. The verse I’ve chosen to focus on today is Genesis 2:3,
And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.
So many times we forget what it means to make a day Holy. We’ve lost focus on Sabbath keeping. That seems like a strange thing coming from a pastor. Sunday is the start of my work week. It’s one of my bustiers days, starting at 5:00 am and some days not ending until 4:00 pm.
The important thing is to take a day and set it aside for rest and renewal with God. That day may or may not be Sunday. For me, that day is half on Friday and half on Saturday. I spend half of Friday spending time alone recharging, resting, and reconnecting with God. On Saturday, I aim to do things that connect with my family. We try to not make the entire day about tasks but have fun things that build our family up.
How do you honor God with your time? When do you rest?