That’s what I’m trying to do today – walk away.
Walk away from the constant involvement.
Walk away from the computer (yes, I wrote this ahead of time!).
Walk away from the e-mail.
Walk away from the things that continually to claim my thoughts and my attention.
In our constantly connected world, it becomes harder and harder to walk away. I homeschool. I work from home via the Internet. Our ministry surrounds us all the time. The “office” – no matter which office it is – can go with me anywhere.
It’s hard to walk away. I have to choose to do it.
But, I think the bigger question is this: What am I walking toward?
God is teaching me more and more about rest. The need for it. The reality that rest is a command. But also the intricacies of it. What does it mean? How do the OT laws and principles apply to me today? How can I be obedient to the command for Sabbath rest in my life?
That’s where the walking away question comes into play. You see, I have long known that I need to regularly walk away from work. But, when I do, I feel lost. So many hours are focused on teaching my children, handling the ministry side of life, participating with my family in meeting the needs of our home, and meeting my HEDUA obligations.
What do I do when I walk away from the work?
I must have something I’m walking toward. And it cannot just be a generic statement of “rest” because I need to know exactly what rest means. What does it look like?
The only answer is that I must walk toward Christ.
Which brings me to an interesting thought. Isn’t that what I’m supposed to be doing on a daily basis?
Could it be that rest is not just a weekly Sabbath thing but a daily thing? Could it be that Jesus’ invitation to come to Him means that we can find rest even in the day to day pressure?
Could it be that I am commanded to walk away daily, walking toward Him instead and allowing Him to take full control of every moment?
Could it be that even in the pressure of life, I can dwell in rest?
What a powerful thought!
Yes, today, I’m walking away from certain aspects of work to spend time being refreshed with my family. But, my direction for today should be no different than my direction for Monday. Each and every day I should be walking away from the cares of this world and walking toward rest in Christ. He will then take care of the details of that rest.
Will you walk toward Him with me today?