Take a nap

March 11, 2009

I want to share a simple insight from John Ortberg’s The Life You’ve Always Wanted. I read it in high school. He said something that caused a huge shift in my posture towards God:

Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your spiritual life is take a nap.

We are not cogs in a machine. God did not call us out of Egypt to grind us into dust in the promised land with all the good works we do to show him how thankful we are for grace. Grace does not call us to constant physical exhaustion and working without ceasing in the Kingdom of God.

He knows we need rest. 

That said, I’m going to bed.

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