Greetings Sisters & Brothers in Christ,
As promised from the Sunday I preached, here are the multiple questions I asked about keeping the Sabbath holy in your life.
What does Sabbath rest look like for you? What works best in your life that will restore and refresh you? What works in your life that will draw you into a closer relationship with God? How has God set you apart to be holy, and to be whole? Where do you see God giving you rest and healing of your heart and soul and mind and body? How can you allow God to give you the holy Sabbath you need?
I apologize for setting before you so many questions, perhaps take one or two that mean the most to you and on which you can focus. Obviously, many questions about Sabbath keeping were whirling through my brain! Especially since I am NOT the shining example of keeping a Sabbath well.
That is not to say, however, that I don’t think its important. Because I very much do believe that keeping Sabbath time is very important to our lives. Good sleep is necessary to rejuvenate our minds and bodies. Good exercise and eating habits are good for the wellbeing of our minds and bodies. Good relationships are good for our hearts. Good time with God is necessary for our souls.
Sabbath time can be all of these things, some of these, or a combination, whatever might work best for each of us personally. Daily devotions, prayer time, reading the Bible, reading about theology are all helpful ways to spend Sabbath time. For some, Sabbath time might include gardening, baking, walking, cooking, quilting or knitting.
The point is that Sabbath for each of us may be something different, but always the main purpose is to draw into a closer relationship with God and God’s people. Sabbath is given as a gift and a blessing, to be cherished and nurtured in our lives.
May your Sabbath always be a blessing