No matter what, you can’t take Friday away from me.
For the past 9 years or so, I never took a regular day off from work, except on Saturdays. Every church I’ve worked for has allowed me to take one day off during the week, plus Saturday. I never routinely took my day off. Sometimes, I would just come home early from a day at the office, but I never really did much of that. If Kristen was working, what was I going to do with my day off?
Since coming to Houston, I have realized the value of a day off. Most of us on staff take Fridays off, and it has really helped make it feel like what a weekend used to be like. I take Friday and Saturday off, but its back to work on Sunday. Well, really I usually end up with something to do with church on the weekend also, but I don’t mind, so long as I get my day off on Friday.
It has really helped rejuvenate my spirit. It has helped me refocus my attention. It gives me much needed rest. I go to the gym and get an extra long weight session in for the week. I get to do some things around the house. I have time to pray, meditate, and sometimes fast. I have a chance to listen to God. It has given me so much.
You know, God rested. It doesn’t always make sense that God rested. I mean, He is God. He created rest. I can’t entirely comprehend it. However, its kind of neat to think about our God, taking it easy for a day. Don’t get me wrong, God never stops loving, working, creating…but I’m sure He still takes a breather every now and then. If for no other reason, its to stop and look at his creation, maybe re-evaluate it, relish in it, soak it in, or cry over it.
Ecclesiastes tells us to seize every moment we have. How will you seize today? How will you relish in the day that God has given to you? May God bless all of us this weekend.