by Steve Cordle – subbing for Joel Comiskey
It is a Sunday evening – and I have been relaxing since getting home from worship at about 1:30pm. Dinner with family, a nap, playing the piano, catching a minute with a friend, doing the NY TImes crossword puzzle with my wife, and just bumming around have filled the remainder of my Sunday. It’s been a time to recharge. Sabbath.
I thought about blogging on a particular aspect of doing ministry better, but in the end I decided against it. Sometimes we need to simply rest and recharge. How are you doing with that? Is the culture of your ministry one of hard-charging, goal-oriented, constant activity? Or do your leaders see in you and example of a healthy, sustainable life rhythm: times of ministry punctuated with times of rest.
When we rest, we trust God with what we are not doing. Resting is one of the surest indicators that we are called, not driven.