Ha! See I KNEW naps were a good thing!
No, seriously, God commands us to rest. One of the big 10 is to set aside a day for quiet. To come alongside Christ, to pray, to renew, to well….rest. We cannot go at a breakneck pace all the time and expect to be at our best. We cannot shine a clear, bright light. We cannot use our lightning power for good.
I don’t know about you, but when I am tired, I am cranky and I screw up twice as much. My first day on vacation, before I really had some true quiet and rest, I hit my head on a table, tried to take my pills with a hot cup of coffee, lost several things, dipped my paintbrush in said coffee, put my clothes on wrong, couldn’t get a sentence out straight to save my life and more. I painted, I walked, I napped, I read a book, I chatted with my parents and enjoyed the view. I prayed. And I was so much better off. I need that rest. God knows this. He planned it. I just have to obey. All of His commands are for my good.
So how about you? Are you good at taking the time to refresh? To be quiet? How do you do it?