As I responded to her email I realized how God has the same things in mind for us all. He talks about the Sabbath and the importance of taking that day off to rest and to worship Him. Because God knows, like the marines that we would continue to just work and work and work and never take any down time. Down time that counts. Sure we might take a nap or watch a movie but do we really have any fun. I mean, when is the last time you really laughed? When was the last time you didn't think about work and your unending list of things to do? When is the last time, you rested with a smile across your face. When is the last time you were family or friends and everyone was getting along. And does this down time only have to occur on Sunday. Should we not work this into our daily schedule?
Hmm, I like the idea of a "mandatory fun time" in my life. So what would your fun time look like? Mine would be fishing anywhere, seeing a really funny movie with at least 8 friends, going on a road trip with friends, spending time with my nieces and nephews, swimming anywhere, talking to anyone about the Lord that wants to hear.
Thank you Lord for reminding me about "fun".
He said to them, “This is what the LORD commanded: ‘Tomorrow is to be a day of rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD. So bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil. Save whatever is left and keep it until morning.’”