Needing a Break

Have you noticed all the new gadgets created to help make life easier, yet stress levels are still at an all-time high? Surveys show 30-50 percent of us feels very stressed at work. The National Institutes of Health share that 75 percent of the general population experiences stress every few weeks. If you are reading this blog with one other person, one of you is concerned about the level of stress in your everyday life.

Some people try to slow down by speeding up. They take a vacation that is crammed with activities that drain their wallets and brains. Others sit and watch mind-numbing movies to check out, but feel no more refreshed than a dish rag rinsed out in the sewer. What brings a consistent level of refreshment? A cold beer? Maxing out our credit cards at the mall?

The Bible tells us about a weekly stress relief program that improves health and provides inner peace. It’s called the Sabbath. Every seventh day we’re invited by God to slow down and stop. One day a week in our calendar is scheduled for reflection and worship. It is a day to set aside work and focus on nature and the Creator who made us.

If you’re browsing for another self-help program to help you delete stress from your mind and body, check out God’s innovative idea called Sabbath. Take out your personal management tool and mark down the word “STOP” on every seventh day. It’s an inspired idea that will change your life.

“For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day” (Exodus 20:11 NKJV).