Have you ever met people who are always tired, never able to get things done, always running late, and misplacing everyday things? These are people who rush. They are often over-committed, always rushing, and slightly irritable. I'm sure you have, because there's so many of them. Here's where these dear folk went wrong...These precious folk have lost the art of resting. Pressure management coaches all say that whenever you rush something, it always takes longer! Strangely, whenever you rest well you always get more done!Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
No one got more done than Jesus of Nazareth, yet He was never in a hurry.And He [Jesus] said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
R - ready yourself (Build regular routines.Time taken to prepare well is never wasted time.)Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
E - eat nutritionally (a high sugar/carbohydrate diet can only bring temporary energy but longer term weariness.)
S - sow what you want to reap (your time, your talents, and your treasures.)
T - together (alone you can run faster but together you can run further!)
So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God,
Under the Old Covenant, God instituted a regulation for rest. This was called the sabbath. Under the New Covenant, Jesus is our Sabbath. In Him we rest. As Ps Phil Hills often says, "We work from rest rather than rest from work."
Are you rushing or resting? Have you discovered the replenishing principles of the sabbath? Maybe it's time to slow down and instead of seeing Bible reading, prayer, and church attendance as diminishing your time, perhaps it's time to regard this time asseed being sown?