Finding rest for my body, mind and spirit is not so easy for me. Not only do I fail to rest well on vacation but I fail to engage in moments of rest throughout a busy day — disengaging from the task at hand.

Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, sports psychologists, found that elite tennis players were able to preserve energy. They did this by disengaging from the intensity of a match by ritual resting between points. Loehr and Schwartz found that not only seasons of disengagement but moment-to-moment routines of rest are important.

Science confirms what God created. I was made for rest even in the beating of my heart. About one-third of my heartbeat is work (systole) and two-thirds of my heartbeat is rest (diastole). God created my heart for moment-to-moment rest.

The writer of Hebrews says,

  For anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from His. (Hebrews 4:10 NIV)

Will you join me in seeking God's rest moment by moment in the midst of our daily routines?


Sharing the journey with you,

Bob Snyder