We talk a lot in contemporary Christian culture about rest – about taking one day out of seven to cease from our work.
But our focus tends to be on the quantity of our rest time rather than the quality.
We think that we’ll be refreshed just because we don’t go to the office or because we don’t check our email for a 24-hour period.
But excellent leisure is about more than what we cease from. It’s about what we are partaking in. It is a very active process in its own way.
And we limit the enjoyment we have – and the glory that God can receive – when we don’t rest well.