Saturday, December 15, 2012

doing nothing today


Today was our sabbath.  We stayed home and rested for all of it.  it's definitely been a lesson for me, the productivity-can't sit still-there's still stuff to do-girl.  it began in my heart about 2 weeks ago when i was in the car, listening to the radio and heard a pastor speak on the sabbath and rest.  Earlier this year, we studied the same subject in Exodus. This was another gentle reminder of how I do not rest well.  Then, this week, as we were pulling in the driveway from a night out with some friends, Chase says, "Babe, we are going to have mandatory sabbath this weekend."  I laughed a little.  If you know Chase, he always keeps his words, but I didn't know what he meant.  He said "we aren't going to cook, work, or do housework from sundown to sundown."  In my heart, I thought it would be easy. After living today, I know that it is not.

In Exodus, God speaks to Moses about the Sabbath. Ex31:1  "Above all you shall keep my Sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the Lord, sanctify you...vs 17 It is a sign forever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed."

These verses echo in my heart.  It was a day spent in rest and reverence for Him...definitely sanctifying, because there were several moments that the dishes in the sink and the laundry kept calling my name.   I encourage you, friends, to take and rest your Sabbaths as the Word says.  As my little button says, "do nothing" and think of Him.  You'll love it.

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