Jan 6, 2021
In his book, “Addicted to Busy: Recovery for the Rushed Soul,” Brady Boyd shares some excellent food for thought:
“Jesus wasn’t into legalism, evidenced in the way he “worked” on various Sabbaths—picking wheat, healing disfigured people—and also in the way he rested when people thought he should work.
What has always been most notable about Jesus’ voluntary withdrawals is not that he rested, but when he chose to rest.
He withdrew to rest when people still needed him, and also when his ego would have been tempted to stay. Jesus didn’t merely rest when rest was expected; he also rested when he was at the top of his game” (emphasis mine).
So, when did Jesus choose to rest?
It is when people expected him to work and when it made sense to continue working.
SO WHEN DID JESUS CHOOSE TO REST
IT IS WHEN PEOPLE EXPECTED HIM TO WORK AND WHEN IT MADE SENSE TO CONTINUE WORKING.
Now, how does that work today?
As an employer, as an employee, as a parent or a caregiver?
This is yet another paradox of Jesus which always intrigues me and makes me think deeper.
As I ponder this, I suddenly realise – I have done the same at critical points in my life too!
Results often turn out better when I decide to step away, even when pressured by deadlines or overwhelming stress. Trying to get this website up and going is one perfect example.
When God says, “Stop and step away,” I do just that. Then, when my body and mind is at rest, my spirit at one with Him, I can see better. Then He says, “Realign.” I know in an instant then where the problem is and what I have to do. After that, it is home free.
Did you get that? If not, stop, step away and let Him unravel it for you too.
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