Time For a Water Break

Nº 141 weekly devotions to refresh your soul by Dr. Dan Bolin - April 13, 2021


“Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength... It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.” - Charles Spurgeon

I enjoy taking my grandson to soccer practice. The coach has the aspiring athletes run, kick, and play for about 20 minutes, then they have a water break. Another 20 minutes of more running, kicking, playing and then another water break! Then back for the final segment of practice. Times of activity are followed by moments of rest. Soccer practice maintains a rhythm of exertion and refreshment. Activity and quiet. Running and rest. God designed the same pattern for our lives. One day each week is set aside to step back from the pressure and routines; that day is for rest and reflection. But God’s design also calls for multiple, extended downtimes each year. These Old Testament vacation-like celebrations included time away, relationship building, and worship. “For seven days celebrate the Feast to the LORD your God . . . Three times a year . . .appear before the LORD your God at the place he will choose.” (Deuteronomy 16:15-16a) Protect your weekly “water breaks” – and schedule a few longer ones. Take time to step back from the pressures and away from the routines, enjoy time with your family and friends, and reconnect with the God who designed you for fellowship with Him.

Dan Bolin President Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc