I saw these words written on the board in the room where we hold our Room in the Inn Bible studies. I couldn’t bring myself to erase it.
It’s a good word. If Satan can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy. He’ll get you to screw up your priorities so that productivity becomes more important than people, and getting things done becomes more important than making a difference in your world.
It used to be that cleanliness was considered to be next to godliness. Now it’s busy-ness. It seems like if you’re rushing around all the time frantically trying to get three things accomplished all at once, you’re applauded by the world.
But God has a different set of rhythms. Slow down. Listen to Me. Come sit at my feet and learn. Take time to rest and recharge. Be still and know that I am God.
Sometimes, if you won’t make time for rest, your body will make it for you. So learn from the Sabbath and rest.