God wants you to rest. He wants you to sit quietly and think. He wants you to soak in a hot tub, to read a good book, to enjoy a glass of wine, to be quiet. God rested. His words tell us that He rested. It doesn’t say He did so because He was tired, just that He rested.
He sat back and enjoyed the beauty of what He had created. He took the time to just let things be. He didn’t change anything, He didn’t fix anything, He just was. Knowing that what had been done needed time to rest also. So He tells us to.
Put away your phone or PDA or tablet. Turn away from your computer. Turn off the tv. Stop wearing your watch. Find a hobby that means nothing to anyone but you and do it. Knit, crotchet, journal, read, swim, take a walk, open your Bible, pray, turn the light off and just sit still. Just be quiet. Call it meditation if you like, call it selfish that you’re taking time to do something for yourself. Close your office door. Whatever you do, take a few minutes a day to rest. To be quiet and get to know yourself and your God better.