A Word FOR Pastor Dave | Rest and Grow

Dear Friends,

Rest. We all need it but never seem to get enough of it.

Pastor Dave normally writes the Wednesday devotion, but is preparing for a short Sabbath time. As he embarks on this, I am reflecting upon rest.

We live in a time where we seem to work more and harder, while times for rest and quiet become fewer and farther between. We're leaving little room for rest and less time for God to rejuvinate us.

God designed us for sabbath time. There is a reason why we need to sleep at night, and why we need to take a rest. This is when God can restore us.

We can't all go on a vacation right now. However, we can find a way to slow down and take a break. After all, even God took a time out on the seventh day.


"By the seventh day God had finished his work. On the seventh day he rested from all his work. God blessed the seventh day. He made it a Holy Day because on that day he rested from his work, all the creating God had done." Genesis 2:2-4 (The Message).

You may not accomplish everything you want to today. Finish the day and be done with it. And take time to rest. Carve out time for your Heavenly Father to restore your soul.

And be sure to carve out time for yourself to rest in God's grace and mercy in worhsip on Sunday morning. Join us for worship as we hear a message from Dr. Tammy Heflebower about the power of effort and attitude in our success. We'll think about how, at school, at home, and in the workplace, we can encourage growth by focusing on the process, elevating effort, struggle and perseverance above immediate success and gratification. Don't miss it!


Grace & Peace,

Amanda Jensen

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Pat wrote:
I hope Pastor Dave has a great time on his well-deserved sabbath rest!

Wed, August 5, 2009 @ 9:51 AM

2. Julie Weldon wrote:
Thanks for the reminder that taking Sabbath is the best way to slow down and listen to God Speak!

Sun, August 9, 2009 @ 6:09 AM

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