My life is full of projects to be completed – little ones and big ones.
Every day is full of the little projects:
- Laundry is not complete until I have folded it, put it away and ironed items that require it. After a trip, that particular project may take all day.
- If we want to eat a meal, it is not enough to decide what to cook, cook it and serve it. The dishes must also be washed and put away.
- If yard work needs to be done, I have found it best not to do it in stages but to devote enough time to get it completely done including weeding flower beds, cutting the grass, trimming and cleaning up afterwards.
- I maintain a couple of blogs. The article is not complete until I have finished writing it, added an image or two, proofed it and posted it to the internet.
When I am able, I help my husband with some of our household projects. These are more lengthy in nature and may take days or weeks, but I am always aware the project needs to be completed. If I do choose to “enter into the project” with him and follow through to the end, I can take delight in the fact I had a part in finishing it.
Some projects are part of something larger. If we are building a house, we may finish building a bathroom, but the remainder of the rooms may need to be finished as well. It is not completely finished until the last nail has been driven and the last paint brush has been put down.
I need to rest when I get tired, but I want to rest as well so that I can enjoy the result of the project.
God never gets tired but He does take time to enjoy what He has created. And God rested on the seventh day from all His works (Hebrews 4:4).
If you are a child of God, God is in the process of completing His work in you. When you believe, His rest becomes your rest. … we who have believed do enter that rest (Hebrews 4:3a).
There is a future element to that rest. There remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from His works, as God did from His (Hebrews 4:9-10). Together, for eternity, we will enjoy all that God has planned for those who have chosen to believe in Him.
… since a promise remains of entering His rest… Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest…(Hebrews 4:1, 11).