Pt 1: If Our Creator Rested, Why Can’t We?

Genesis 1.

Whether you believe in it or not, I imagine you are familiar with the first line of the Good Book. “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” You know that one?

It’s my fav. Would you allow me to tell you why?

I find deep inspiration from the Scriptures because there is an abundance of practical wisdom woven through the pages. Genesis 1 recounts the creation of the world from a Christian perspective and tells a beautiful story of an intentional God working diligently for six days and resting on the seventh.

I find it interesting that Almighty God,

…the One who is holding all things together,

…the One who knows the end from the beginning,

…the One who transformed abstract potential into something tangible,

took a day off. Not because He was exhausted and not because it was a holiday. He took a day off simply because He was finished. His work was complete. He was done.

I don’t know about you, but I read that as permission directly from the Highest Power to rest.

What a tender gift.

What a relief.

What a challenge. Because everything around us asserts that we must earn rest. If we do enough, then perhaps we will be rewarded with a pause. But we’ve all experienced the feeling of never doing enough. Therefore the rest never comes.

This shouldn’t be.

Perhaps your soul can testify to this truth.

It’s time to reevaluate and redefine our relationship between work and rest. We are all passionate about the creative solutions that are housed within us, but we must also be passionate about providing our innovative souls an opportunity to rejuvenate.

“Is it possible?” I hear your innermost self gently whisper.

Darling, it is. And I’ll show you how…

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