Remember the Sabbath...

The circumstances of life lately have led to more introspection than normal, which is saying quite a bit, thank you very much. A lot of my pondering has been on the topic of relationships, what's important in life, & having peace regardless of circumstance. In the midst of it, I keep hearing, "Remember the Sabbath..."

  • It's a reminder that I'm more than the sum of my accomplishments. That I'm holy, because I belong to God.
  • It's holy time - set apart to God to honor Him, & live life for the sake of living - I like to think of it as being 'for no good reason,' which is something I think about as a poke at the idea that all the time I spend needs to be Productive. And Purposeful.
  • It's coming to Jesus because His yoke is easy & His burden is light. And anyone selling a different yoke or trying to lay one on you is selling something...
  • It's life in all of its fullness...

    It's for me. I choose it.

    Psalm 54 1 Save me, O God, by your name;
    vindicate me by your might.
    2 Hear my prayer, O God;
    listen to the words of my mouth.

    3 Strangers are attacking me;
    ruthless men seek my life—
    men without regard for God.

    4 Surely God is my help;
    the Lord is the one who sustains me.

    5 Let evil recoil on those who slander me;
    in your faithfulness destroy them.

    6 I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you;
    I will praise your name, O LORD,
    for it is good.

    7 For he has delivered me from all my troubles,
    and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.

  • 4 launchings into the blogosphere....:

    laura said...

    Thanks for being you:) I appreciate it.... and you.

    Jeni said...

    Hmmm... You always seem to have just the right thoughts at just the right time for everyone else... :) Thanks for the insight...

    digapigmy said...

    i get sabbaths back this summer!


    Jen in Budapest said...

    Scoey-d - In the midst of striving and not attaining we can be still and know that He is God and He likes us. I still get blown away when I stop an meditate on how much, to what extent, he went through pain and suffering and separation from life so that I could have life eternal and abundant with Him. Amazing God we serve and so worthy of all our emotions, thoughts, feelings, dreams and desires! He is good and wow!! How we can rest in that and need to rest in that every day is amazing!