“Five Minutes of Real Rest”

Day 5 of “The 12 Days of a Sanctuary Functional Christmas”
“Five Minutes of Real Rest”

“Rest… It can be an elusive concept in today’s frenetic world. Many things interfere with rest: newborns, toxins, stress, anxiety, illness, schedules, LIFE! And this time of the year it seems to get worse. Despite its elusive nature, rest remains vital to our well-being and health. Both the ancient wisdom of the Bible and modern science attest to the necessity of Rest. It is woven into the structure of the seven-day week. After all God’s initial creative act, He RESTED. In part, He was demonstrating a pattern for us to follow. The Scientific American article below explains what God has already shown us. Rest has the potential to make us more productive while making our life more enjoyable. So, rest is related to our ability to create, produce, and enjoy.

Taking time to Rest is a concept as old as the Creation itself. It is a concept woven into the created order. It is related to our ability to both enjoy life and fulfill our individual calling at the same time. These are just a few things to remember as you take the time to Rest.

For the 5th day of “The 12 Days of a Sanctuary Functional Christmas,” I simply encourage you to start with at least 5 minutes of rest at regular intervals throughout your day. Take 5 minutes to clear your mind of the daily clutter and fill it with the truth of eternity while you indulge in some deep breaths and find a comfortable position. Over the course of a few weeks, increase the length of time you carve out for your rest period. See if it doesn’t at least help you inch toward a healthier more abundant life – an abundant life patterned after the wisdom woven into the created order.

Title: Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime
Author: Ferris Jabr
Publication: Scientific American
Publisher: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, a Division of Springer Nature America, Inc.
Date: Oct 15, 2013 A
Accessed 11/10/18
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mental-downtime/?print=true


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