When I was a kid, this could have been my dream bed. Imagine, waking, stretching, rolling over, and reaching out with your favorite book at hand!
If you could design your dream bed, somewhere you could keep resting while doing what you love, would it have a work table, hammer, and electric drill fastened to the side? A rolling pin and pie tin? An easel, brushes, and paints? A trowel and trug?
Each of us finds our true self and is made whole in meaningful work. It's part of the curse and the blessing of being human. The work we choose and that makes us thrive isn't always the work we are paid to do. Sometimes we draw a salary so we can volunteer, dream, create, plant, and build.
What are you working on, that brings you joy and delight?
*My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2 NIV
*Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. Prov. 6: 6-11 NIV
*We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”-- but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 NIV