Genesis 2:2-3 – “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
This past weekend spent visiting family on the Sunshine Coast was a very energising, peaceful and spiritual retreat from the busy schedule I now have living closer to the city.
God showed me how important having a family bond is and how it grounds us, strengthens us and provides a peace in life knowing where you come from and knowing the legacy each family leaves.
I spent time walking along the beach, laughing with my Dad over dinners, relaxing with a movie, and enjoying a special mini holiday away. I also caught up with old friends and enjoyed investing time in those too.
It reminded me that we all need a break at some point in life, we’re not all robots, and God has created us with this in mind. Just as God rested on the seventh day and Jesus took time away from his disciples to pray, we too need to have a time-out to collect our thoughts, rest, and remember the important things in life.
Take the time to call up a family member, or see a friend for lunch. We all need human connection and we all need to escape the daily grind.
Be blessed guys, and remember to smile and enjoy the day, whatever may come of it X