Not too long ago, Robert Morris was at a church a couple of cities away from us and we went there instead of to our normal church because we wanted to hear him. I've seen him on TV, and always enjoy hearing him speak. I hadn't seen him on a stage though, live, nor had I until now read one of his books. "Take the Day Off: Receiving God's Gift of Rest" is his newest book and it lived up to the hype I had set for up. It was good!
His writing is humorous, but still point on and very insightful.
A constant stream of business can slowly wear away at us over time: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Yet believers often forget that taking a day of rest is one of the Ten Commandments! When we don't give our minds and emotions a break, our will to make good choices can often become compromised. Resting is also important to those around you. If you have a weary soul, you can't pour yourself into others at home, work, or wherever you are. It's vital--you must take the day off.
I know I spend a lot of time burning the candle at both ends. If I don't rest, it wears on me and everything feels like it suffers, including me. I do try to take Sunday as my day of rest. I go to church, spend time with family and try not to do too much work. I would say I do no work, but usually I do work a bit in the evening to get ready for the next day. On the rare occasions that I do get to absolutely nothing, I feel 100% rested and refreshed. I think Robert Morris is on to something here, and I'm glad he is sharing it. Of course, I like that he always shares with a scriptural foundation.
What People are Saying
“I strongly encourage every believer to read and reread this book. I pray it becomes a staple in every Christian home, where we function at our highest level, and can in turn raise a generation to do the same.”
– Bill Johnson, Bethel Church, Author of The Way of Life and Raising Giant-Killers
“I discovered a deep revelation of the importance of Sabbath from Pastor Robert’s teaching years ago. Applying these principles of rest to my life has greatly impacted me and my family and has allowed us to run the marathon of life well. I encourage you to read and apply the wisdom of this book to your life!”
– Kari Jobe Carnes, Worship Leader, Songwriter
“A must-read if you’re feeling overwhelmed and struggling for a light at the end of the tunnel.”
- Danny Gokey, Grammy-nominated recording artist
“As I work with CEOs and other high performers, overload is one of their biggest issues. The boundaries of time and space have disappeared…You are never safe until you remember that God has commanded us to protect some time to rest. Neuroscience and other fields have proven it to be true, and Robert gives us some practical ways to do it.” - Dr. Henry Cloud, psychologist and co-author of Boundaries
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