Word Filled Wednesday: Genesis 1:31-2:3

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. Genesis 1:31-2:3 (emphasis added)

A little over a year ago, I wrote a devotion on this verse and what it means to me. With school starting this week and piled up, neglected work and clients calling me asking for it and . . . I’m . . . overextended. And with the holiday season coming up and the frantic pace that can so easily go with it, I pulled this devotion to present at a women’s meeting I’m scheduled to speak at this week. I just needed the reminder. Maybe you do too? If so, check out “even GOD rested.” at Pragmatic Communion.


Word-Filled Wednesday is hosted by Amydeanne at the 160 acre woods.

4 thoughts on “Word Filled Wednesday: Genesis 1:31-2:3

  1. Did you say with the holidays coming?????? Please tell me you did not say that. Now I really need to go read that devotion.

    The fact that rest is important for us moms is a concept I have learned to grasp and embrace over the years. At first I thought I was a slacker if I rested, but now I see the wisdom in “stopping to fill my tank.”

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  2. Most of my life my job schedule has provided an almost infallible excuse to say no and deflect opposition. Now my challenge has been to refuse to work extra shifts on my offdays–such as this evening when I have been called yet again. I am a sucker for a sob story, so the best I can do is just not answer the phone, thereby not giving anyone the chance to talk me into surrendering my free time. I know, it’s avoidance, but whatever works.

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