Maxin’ & Relaxin’ with God, Mike, and Ted

Usually I try to post something on here around 8:something each morning, but not today.  Today, at long last, is a nice, relaxing day off.  Aaahhh.

One of the challenges of having a job that I really love is drawing the line when it comes to days off.  This is especially true when there’s so much work to be done.  A few weeks ago I blogged about taking off on Thursdays, but I just haven’t been able to keep those days clear.  But today I’m sabbathing.

The fact is that God commands us to take a day off.  Like the good parent that He is, He knows we’re sometimes too dumb to do what’s best for us, so He has to give us some rules.  It’s kind of like how parents don’t let their little kids play with the neighbor’s Rottweiler.  Bottom line: workaholism is disobedience.  It’s sin.  Even if you have a job that you really enjoy, it’s necessary to take some down time once in a while.

So here I am posting at 1:00 in the afternoon.  This morning I had breakfast with my father-in-law, then came home and took a nap.  A nap in the morning!  Sweet.

Now what to do?  I’m looking at some books I have next to me, and I see The Heart of a Great Pastor, Simple Church, Preaching, The Sermon Maker, The Purpose Driven Church, and Christian Theology.  I guess those are off limits today, along with the copy of Rev! Magazine sitting on top of them.

Guess I’ll finish reading God’s Book of James, dive into Ted Dekker’s latest novel Skin, then open iTunes and watch Michael Jackson’s video for “Beat It.”

Don’t bust–you know you try to dance like him when no one’s looking.

Published in: on June 29, 2007 at 12:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

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