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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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