Sabbath Day- Do you have one?

25 Apr

God commands it, I know it’s a good thing, why don’t I do it? It always seems that there is something to be done in ministry, and I find it so hard to say no. No, it’s a small word, two letters, one syllable, but a very hard one for me to say. On the seventh day He rested. Was God tired after creating everything? I don’t think so. I think He rested, and made a point in telling us, so that we would understand the need to rest. We need to take time to unwind, kick back, chill, have a time out, recharge, refuel, or what ever you want to call it.

When we are tired, Satan attacks. (This is a whole other topic) Think about your own life, and when you have been tired, have you made the best choices? (Again a whole other topic)

Here is the 4th Commandment:

Exodus 20 8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

The Lord rested….He blessed it…He made it Holy…we should too. Can’t rest on the seventh day? Pick another day, and rest.

Action Plan:

1. Pick a day- Remember it doesn’t have to be Sunday.
2. Make it Holy- Stick to it. Make it the same day every week, you are less likely to cheat.
3. Rest- Do not do anything ministry or work related if it can wait one day.
4. Pray- Ask God to help you stick to it.

I teach on Sunday. Monday’s will be my Sabbath, to spend with my family, and God. I hope that you will remember the Sabbath, and keep it Holy. He will bless it!

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