I know this message may not be received well by the overachiever, but everyone needs time for relaxation and changing their pattern of life for at least one day out of the week. If you have a job that permits you to be off on Sundays, consider attending a church of your choice. I believe it is at the church where we can spend at least that one hour of centering on Him and not the rigors of work. To be sure, God wants us to be good workers but, He also wants us to be good worshippers of Him.
Just as it is important to rotate crops in the field and, even give the soil time to recharge so it is important for humans to change their pace and take a rest from the rigors of life.
I don’t know if the farmers practice letting their land go without crops every so often or not but, I do remember some of the farmers I knew in Ohio did. They said it didn’t wear out the soil that way. Agriculture may have come up with a different way of doing such things since those days of my youth.
The point is, get some rest. Change your pattern in life so that you can recharge your inner self with in turn changes you physically as well.
It’s always best to follow a plan the Lord has developed for us. Give it a try sometime. Attend the church of your choice this weekend. One day out of seven really isn’t too much for some needed down time.
The Most Rev. Michael Layne, PhD, ThD, can be reached at 812-614-2160 or www,doclayne.com Wednesday night Bible study resumes this Wednesday, weather cooperating, at 6:30 p.m. meeting at The Fine Grind, 120 E. Washington St, Greensburg.