Today I slept. Not in a metaphorical sense where I just zombied through the day. I took a nap.
I needed it. I have a drive to check off all the things on my list, and I feel awful if I don’t. The cool thing is, after I had completed most of what I needed to do this morning and I got to the one I hadn’t done yet (“prayer”) I started to pray, and I might have heard God talk back. What He might have said was “Go take a nap.”
I’m a lot of things right now. I’m a husband, grad student, student-counselor, worship leader, sometime discussion leader, aspiring writer, friend, son, grandson and great-grandson. And in the midst of the responsibilities I think I hear God telling me to slow down. You know, Sabbath. Rest. Rest in His love.
Originally Posted March 30, 2010