LEISURE GOD’S WAY

Leisure is the free time you have after completing your work. Work is important, but it does not define your life. The Christian life is big, full, and multidimensional. It includes work, service, rest, leisure, God, family, friends, community, and more. First Timothy 6:17 declares that God “provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”

What does the Bible say about your leisure time?
For starters, leisure is similar to rest in that both require a cessation of work. The first mention of rest in the Bible is in Genesis 2:2: “God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.”

God rested after he finished his work and you should too. This is God’s model: your rest follows your work. God ordained a rhythm in the life of repeating cycles of work and rest.

Psalm 46:10 instructs us to “Be still, and know that I am God.”
“Be still” in the language of the Old Testament means to cease striving, to relax, to slacken from labor, or as we would say today—to simply cease working.

Leviticus 23:3 declares, “The seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly.”
Sabbath rest is a celebrating rest. Today, we Christians stop working and gather for Sunday worship to express our reverence and thanksgiving to God.

Psalm 23:2–3 says, “He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.”
This passage connects your leisure time with the enjoyment of nature.

Enjoy frequent times of leisure, rest, celebration, and play.

Refer: www.godscareerguide.com/leisure-gods-way/