When does your day begin? Until recent years I thought my day began after getting up in the morning. But deeper analysis suggests we should begin to prepare for our day at night, by getting the proper rest.
According to Genesis, when God created time, He first created night and then day.
Night Before Day – Rest Before Work
It requires a mind shift, but if we think of the rest we get at night being the beginning of our day, we become more aware of the need to go to bed at an established time.
The Western concept of the work day has us working hard, then getting rest at night, or working hard all week toward a restful weekend, or working hard through the years until we eventually stop working (retirement). Maybe it should be the other way around. Maybe the emphasis should be on resting in order to work.
We like to think the reward is rest, but actually the reward is work. After all, work feeds us, it clothes us, shelters us. It keeps us motivated. It supplies purpose and contentment. Without it we are rudderless.
So, begin your day with rest, so you can enjoy the reward.
Originally posted on http://SimpleLifeReboot.com