“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.”
I am a failure at keeping the Sabbath.
I let my ever present to do list, my addiction to being online and my own ego driven desires rule that day. I focus my attention of the world instead of on God. Doesn’t honor the Lord much, does it?
With rest, I noticed God-moments I might have missed before. My prayers grew clearer. Studying the Scripture became more meaningful. When life was rushed, I felt like I was reading a cookbook backward – nothing connected or made sense. Now I felt more attuned to God’s voice in the Bible.
Sometimes you have to slow to a stop and reset before you can experience divine presence. My hunger to know God increased as I learned to develop a healthy rhythm in life and rediscovered the wonder of rest.
~Margaret Feinberg, Wonderstruck, Chapter 4-A Sanctuary in Time
So I sit with Sabbath. What do I do with you, dear day of rest?
“We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same.
One becomes in some area an athletic of God.”
I am interesting in hearing how you keep the Sabbath. Let’s share some ideas.