Work to rest OR Rest to work

Work to rest OR Rest to work

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Why do people say, “Thank God It’s Friday., TGIF” After all, we don’t hear too many people saying, ““Thank God It’s Monday.” We even have TGIF restaurants, just to give us a reminder that one of the benefits of work is rest and relaxation, without an thought or worry of tomorrow.

Let me be the first to say that I am guilty as charged for being enrolled in the “work to rest” school of thought.” But, recently, I have become acutely aware that this particular point of view is TOTALLY tangential to how we were created and designed to function.

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Could it be that the reason why “thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven …..” appears before “give us this day our daily bread” is that we were wired and designed to be clothed in His garment of Rest, prior to us showing up for work (the channel for our daily bread).

Genesis 2:15 [TLV] gives us further clarification

15 Then Adonai Elohim took the man and gave him rest (sweat-less victory) in the Garden of Eden in order to cultivate and watch over it.

I don’t know about you, but now that my eyes have been opened to this false assumption, there is NO WAY I am going to return to the mindset of “work to rest.”

So what’s the key difference between “rest from your work” and “work from your rest”?

  • One is stepping away and the other is preparing to step in from inner peace

  • One is from a place of exhaustion and the other is from a place of energy

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Where's your manual?

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Where's your manual?

Have you ever found yourself in a place where you knew your thoughts, words, action were not compatible with the person inside of you - the TRUE you? That’s when you press pause on one hand and press play - the renew button, thereafter.

After a long work week, I invite you to press pause and reflect on every realm where you believe you missed the mark this past week:

  • What was it that slowed you down?

  • What got in your way?

  • What stopped you?

In this weekly devotional you will have an opportunity to re-calibrate to the true you (without self condemnation).

So here is my question? Where is the manual? After all, there is a manual for just about everything. Well, the manual that has worked for me is the Bible (and it is an audio book - it speaks to you. No, not the physical you. It speaks to your true core essence.)

One of my favorite reference text in the Bible is:

Colossians 3:9,10

Do not lie to one another. After all, you have taken off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self that is being renewed in knowledge, according to the image of the One who created him

Notice, this verse says, “being renewed.” So, renewed is not a one and done. And did you also notice that it says “renewed into the image of the one who created me?” In other words, this is not limited to a once a week worship service, but this renewal is the refueling and regeneration of my LIFE (Professional, Personal, Spiritual, Business, etc ).

So, how was your week? Did it exude the essence and nature of the creator?

In 1983, Teri and I met at Howard University as fellow engineering students. Approximately, four decades later, we’re channeling our gifts to the mission field, serving with our global partners in the identification, training and support of leaders who commit to selfless service that impacts lives for Christ and transforms communities towards the Kingdom of God

In 1983, Teri and I met at Howard University as fellow engineering students. Approximately, four decades later, we’re channeling our gifts to the mission field, serving with our global partners in the identification, training and support of leaders who commit to selfless service that impacts lives for Christ and transforms communities towards the Kingdom of God

2019 At A Glance: Our schedule is set to conduct international conferences, seminars and training in “Righteous Leadership.” If you wish to partner with us in this divine call to leadership, please scan the QR Code Below.

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