Had a great time in Grand Rapids last week and a busy weekend. I had six hours of driving Thursday, eight Friday (plus teaching), about 4 hours in the car Saturday (hockey – only to see Jordan’s team got beat out of the finals), plus a long day yesterday. Had a great morning in Orillia teaching both services live, and then played hard with my family late into the night.
This morning I am — tired. Just tired.
Over the last two years, I’ve been watching my rest. Getting more sleep and enough sleep, and I’m in deficit mode right now. Got to catch up. Then I’m going away on a March Break holiday with my family for eight days.
I was reading through Leviticus and realizing again that the Jews basically had to take one seventh of their life off — doing nothing except worshiping and reflecting on God. One seventh of life to be unproductive — to be. To be God’s. Fully. I imagine what my life would be like if I did that — what my relationship with God would be like. I think it could be amazing.
But I always feel guilty for not answering emails, returning voice mails or missing deadlines.
So I’ve made a decision — this holiday, no lap top, no cell phone, nothing. Just books, a bible and some note paper for writing. And sleep — lots of sleep.
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