As you begin this weekend, think on all the great things, and family you have in your life. Stop and take a breath, work less, relax more, God has given you a golden opportunity, praise Him for this gift (Psalm 100:1-2)! The psalmist was expressing a heart of gratitude here, just taking time to be thankful. With that comes rest and relaxation.
I feel, if we would just take some self time, stop and take a look around us and see what we have truly gained, we would view weekends much differently than we do. They are not always times to work harder, but times to breath and enjoy the pleasures God has given us. A time to look to Him and say thank you, a time to spend with Him, enjoying His creation.
When was the last time you made a joyful shout as the psalmist wrote? When was the last time you just bursted forth in songs of thanksgiving? When was the last time you really had a good time with your weekend? If you have to stop and think about it, you haven't! But it is not to late to start fresh, if you are reading this you are still alive, so live!
Let God lift you up, come before His presence with thanksgiving, sets your sights above your circumstances. Burst forth in song, shout it out from the mountain tops, or even from the valley you may be in, He is right there with you! He has promised He will never leave you or forsake you. Mountain top, valley low, where ever you, are He is there!
So take a weekend off, you deserve it! Relax, enjoy, refresh and just be thankful. See if this does not enhance your worship in church this Sunday!! Praise God for all He has done and given us!