We’re all comfortable with spiritual disciplines like prayer, fellowship, and Scripture reading, but rest?
This afternoon I faced a decision. Usually this only happens in hypothetical situations, but today it was real life. You see, I’m at a stage in my life where I am once again very busy. I have the care of managing two businesses and overseeing dozens of employees. Add a regular preaching schedule and ministry opportunities on top of that, and you have a fairly busy lifestyle. And there’s one more thing you need to understand. Wednesday is my day off. Like most people, I spend a lot of my day off catching up on little odds and ends, doing those things that just don’t get done during the week. But by late afternoon, I generally try to jump in the car and run down to the sea for some chips, coffee, and a few hours of rest.
Well, today, at four o’clock, I had just one more thing left on my “today” to do list: “Sermon prep.” A pretty spiritual thing to do, eh? After all, I have some preaching engagements coming up and this is a sacred calling. So that was my decision. Do I rest or do I do sermon prep. Doing both was not an option because I have a full evening scheduled.
…the chips were good. I found a shop that sells coffee for $3.50 on the Esplanade. Most of the other shops sell it for $4.00 down there. The weather was lovely and the ocean was beautiful.