Rest your mind, body, and spirit and focus on God's principles for keeping the Sabbath with this helpful guide from bestselling author Robert Morris.
A constant stream of busyness can slowly wear away at us over time: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Yet believers often forget that taking a day of rest is one of the Ten Commandments! When we don't give our minds and emotions a break, our will to make good choices can often become compromised. Resting is also important to those around you. If you have a weary soul, you can't pour yourself into others at home, work, or wherever you are. It's vital--you must take the day off.
In TAKE THE DAY OFF, Pastor Morris explains why rest is central to your wellbeing, how to do it, and how helpful it can be. You will be inspired to experience true rest and make it a priority in the rhythm of your weekly schedule. Don't wait and delay God's blessings in your life. Start implementing the principle of rest in your life and you will see eternal benefits.
Pastor Morris (The Blessed Life) explores the Sabbath as an antidote for the weariness that comes from overwork in this enlightening guide. He draws on his own experience with burnout from running a megachurch and a personal breakdown to address what he sees as an epidemic of busyness in American society: "It's about coming to a place of faith and trust that God is our provider and we can live a lifestyle of rest!" Morris discusses the need to regularly replenish the four "tanks" of one's spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental reservoirs, which must be full in order to fill the lives of others as Christianity dictates. He offers suggestions for experiencing spiritual connection, schedules for physical rest, passages to inspire emotional joy, and tips for "mental refreshment" during the Sabbath day each week, such as fasting, reading, and abstaining from news. Morris allows that it may seem impossible to take an entire day of relaxation every week, but he insists that readers prioritize such a thing by scheduling it as a standing appointment with God that cannot be rearranged. Christians will be won over by Morris's persuasive argument that the best type of rejuvenation comes from standing firm in a weekly commitment to dedicating one's mind, body, and spirit to holy worship and rest.