I normally work 5 days a week. I then spend a great deal of time on the weekend working on my book. I am usually up until 2 o'clock in the morning on the weekends. Now I think God is calling me to rest. Maybe he has some things he wants to teach me before I go back to writing or perhaps he simply wants me to take a break for my physical and mental health.
This reminds me of Hebrews 4:9-10 which says:
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.
In order to receive Jesus or be content in the Lord, we must first rest from our own works and trust in the finished works of the cross. There was a period of time in my life when I tried just about everything to get God's blessings. I was absolutely desperate for a miracle. I tried tithing regularly, praying constantly, read the Bible in its entirety, read books about blessings. None of that mattered because I didn't have faith. Hebrews 11:6 says that it is impossible to please God without faith. This faith must be placed in the finished work of Jesus.
I had a mountaintop experience with God in 2015. I had spent two years with my soul racing. But God showed me the person of Jesus again. It was like victoriously crossing the finish line and preparing for the cool-down. I want you to know that works won't save you. They won't bring you blessings. They won't bring you any closer to God. Only Jesus can do that. All of that.