EPISODE 6: Let’s Talk About Vacation

This life is meant to be enjoyed! Ecclesiastes 9:7-10

We can so easily overwork ourselves and neglect our loved ones – sometimes even our own relationship with God! – in the name of GOOD work. We are parents, friends, employees, employers, pastors, parishioners, and there is the good gospel we want to share with the world. And a LOT to do! When was the last time you took time away from all those great activities to be with the ones you love? Take a minute to recharge, to slow down, to be reacquainted with your loved ones. 

Believe it or not, the Bible actually talks about vacation! Not exactly road trips to a Hilton Head, staying in cheap hotels and eating too much fast food. But it does talk about REST and our need for it! Jesus saw the need for physical rest, even when there were legitimate ministry opportunities abounding. Sometimes it’s easy to “over-spiritualize” our lives and try to be more spiritual than Jesus! In other words, we’re human! Being a workaholic can be incredibly damaging to your loved ones, and to your own relationship with God. Tune in to The Hope We Hold to talk about vacation with us! Tag us on Instagram if you’re listening in. 


In this episode we discuss:

  • The biblical place vacation has in your life! 
  • The need for physical rest, even when there are legitimate ministry opportunities abounding.
  • Not neglecting the necessary things in life for good things.

Important info mentioned: 

  • If you have any questions you’d like us to discuss on future episodes. Feel free to send them in to CONTACT@hopewehold.com.

Scripture mentioned:

  • Philippians 2
  • Luke 2:40
  • John 4:6
  • John 19
  • Matthew 4:11
  • Luke 23:26 
  • Luke 23:46 
  • Luke 24:39
  • John 20:20
  • Mark 4:39
  • Mark 6:30-32
  • 1 Tim 3:4-5
  • Ecclesiastes 9:7-10

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