It's Friday and I'm taking a day off to "be still and know" that He is God. It's a day, according to the Bible, we are not to forsake. Think about it, if the One who created EVERYTHING took one day to 'rest" then who do we think we are to refuse a day to rest, restore and recharge?
Here's the dilemma, I love my work. I'm grateful to do what I do and therefore I take what gets done, or doesn't, very personally. On one hand, that's a good thing. I actually care. I want to honor God in all that I put my hands to. However, I must also honor God by walking in obedience to His command to enter into a Sabbath rest.
I know, your life is busy. Things have to get done. There's not enough time in a day to get it all done. One way to look at it is this, if you do not take God's command/gift to rest and take care of yourself, then you will get very little done in a hospital bed or worse, a grave. Not trying to be too dramatic, it's the truth.
As for me, I choose today to walk in obedience and will endeavor to settle my mind and rest my body. Why? One, because God commands it. Two, because I want to be fresh and ready to be used for His Glory.
"There remains, then, a Sabbath‑rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Heb 4:9-10 NIV