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“And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made” Genesis 2:2

Text — Genesis 2:1-3


Rest means to cease from work or movement in order to relax, sleep or recover strength. Rest is very important especially after a long period of work. All work without rest will result into a stressful life, boredom or even sickness.
God our Creator, gave us example to follow when He observed rest after six days of work. Jesus our Lord and Master also encouraged His disciples to come apart and take some rest. As children, you need about eight (8) hours of rest at night and at least, an hour of siesta in the afternoon.

Benefits of rest include: Healthier immune system, reduced stress, better metabolism, improved mood, good brain development and lots more. Plan out your day and ensure you include periods of rest to enhance better productivity in every area of your life. Remember, rest is sweet after labour, so don’t spend all your day turning on your bed in the name of rest. The rule is to work hard and rest well!

Further Reading

Mark 6:30-32

Prayer for today

Dear Father, help me to work and take rest as much as necessary.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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