Participating in a sabbath day of rest should be a part of our lives. It is intended to be a two-fold part of our lifestyle as it is an act of worship: 1) to honor God through obedience, and 2) to become refreshed and renewed within in order to fulfill God’s purpose and plan for our lives. God, after completing the work of creation, took time to step back and enjoy His creative work (Gen. 2:2,3). He has implemented the institution of sabbath rest for us to also step back from our work to enjoy His creation as well (Ex. 20:8-11; 23:12; 31:12-17). This is a part of maintaining our health spiritually, mentally, and physically.
We take time for “recreation” inside of God’s creation wherein we are being “renewed” and “refreshed.” During this time, we are allowing both natural and spiritual healing processes to take place within our physical and spiritual beings. In all of these things, God, in His infinite wisdom, knew what we would need (as a part of His creation) in order to be completely whole enough and to be functional enough to fulfill His purpose and plan for our lives. So take time away…relax…enjoy God and enjoy His creation…your entire being will appreciate you for it…as will everyone around you…#thinkonthesethings