"Diagnosis #4: Work"Jason FoxTaking time to be alone to recharge our body and our mind is a biblical principle. God included it in the Ten Commandments. “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work.” God knows us. He knows us so well because he fashioned and made us in His image. God directed that we take time out on a regular basis to stop pursuing our vocation and all the busyness in our lives. Many of us probably wonder if this commandment really applies to our lives today. After all, we have problems, pressures and responsibilities that seem greater than at any other time in history. We’ve got to be problem solvers and doers constantly it seems. But it is exactly because of those things that we need times of solitude and rest. God is concerned about our well-being. He is concerned about our relationship with Him. He knows that we need to take time outs and get away from all of the things that dominate our lives on a regular basis. When we don’t take time to be by ourselves and to rest, we become worn down, less productive and we put ourselves in danger of falling out of our relationship with God. But when we do take the time to practice solitude and rest, we have the opportunity to build our faith and our relationship with God, as well as to take care of our bodies both physically and mentally.