Yah, this is where I am being convicted right now – in a big way.
“Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work. It is a Sabbath to the Lord in all your dwelling places. Leviticus 23:3
Since I haven’t done a good job of finding my way when it comes to honoring the Lord and being commited to the Sabbath, I have decided to make time for a little bit of Sabbath every day.
Tomorrow, since I am blessed to not have to go to work, I am going to sleep in and then ponder this big idea that God has about taking time apart. Actually, it’s a command to honor the sabbath, but I have trouble even resting in the Lord on a day-to-day basis still – this is being made clear to me.
I know this is part of why I am in trouble. I also know that one day apart plus some time each evening for devotions is not going to do it.
And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. Mark 2:27
I need to learn to move through each day, one simple day, one simple task at a time. And I need to make big changes – so does my entire family (we are a unit, after all) in order to honor an entire day as sabbath as well.
I thought I had grown in this area. Guess that’s just another reason why my brain is in overdrive, because – well friends – I thought wrong.
I don’t know how to do it. I don’t know when, or even all the whats or the wheres.
But I do know the why: It’s because He says so.
More to come as to what I learn and how it all shakes out over time. But if you, like me, need to learn how to follow after this important command from the Lord, our God too, I am open to hearing your story, as well as your ideas, struggles, challenges, and triumphs in this area.
Sabbath. Rest. Peace.
Time apart, versus falling apart.
This should be quite interesting.
Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a
chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and
get some rest.” Mark 6:31
“Time apart, versus falling apart.”
This struck me. Great post. I also have trouble with this.
That’s the part that stuck out to me too!!!
“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Ohhhh, wouldn’t that be awesome!
What a great post!!! I think we all have some growing in this area, anyways, may the Lord bless you with your much deserved rest today 🙂
Such a difficult concept in such a hurried and busy world. The world beckons for our time, be it work, household duties, television, computers, and so much more. To be still and know that He is God….that is a concept so foreign to our worldly culture. I struggle with this as well–to turn off everything and spend time apart with God, with me diving deeply into his arms, with quiet time of meditation and rest! I am a work in progress, continuing to learn how to rest, but so grateful when I do for I am refreshed, revived, and that much more passionate about my walk with God! Thanks for sharing your struggle and your story 🙂 God bless!
I too struggle with the Sabbath rest. But not because I am not willing to do it. It’s just my home situation is one in which it just never happens. I deeply desire to enjoy the Sabbath rest, it just never seems to happen.