This week Dawn Weickel talks about the "how" of a healthy work/rest balance as she discusses Sabbath and Spiritual Disciplines.
"Keeping a Balance" - A Time To Rest
Today I want to piggy back onto last week’s topic which was part of our “Hard Questions” series called “Careers, God’s Will and Our Purpose.” Last year we explored the topic of our work which we do as a profession, career or job, utilizing the book written by Timothy Keller called “Every Good Endeavor” which I also mentioned last week. This topic means a lot to me personally because of my own experiences as a professional working at West Point, first for the Recreation Department and then transferring to the Athletic Dept. I started working at West Point full time after my first two years of College, having a degree in Parks and Recreation Management, later finishing my Bachelor’s Degree while there in Business. Coming out of College I was not a believer, in the biblical sense, more a “soft” agnostic, but 6+ years later I experienced a dramatic conversion to Christ. So there was not only this conversion in the spiritual sense of confidence with God: getting my ticket to heaven, the truth of God’s Word (the Bible), being filled with God’s Spirit, and knowing I was now a restored son…but also this sense of responsibility as a member of God’s Kingdom which meant: reflection on my career and its relevance? How do I now do my job as person of faith? How should I act? When is it ok to share my faith, when is it not? How do I stay affective without all the bluster and eccentric emotional stuff I thought necessary to get my point across? Can I still consider what I do important in light of my new found knowledge of what God was doing in this broken world? *So this morning we will look at.Christians in the Workplace.