Ezekiel 20:20 says “Keep my Sabbath days holy, for they are a sign to remind you that I am the Lord your God.”
I wish I was the kind of person who didn’t always need so much reminding! But honestly, I easily lose focus, get sidetracked, and am prone to wander off course.
As I am striving to find a consistent Sabbath practice in my life, I know I am at risk of creating the conditions of Sabbath, but losing the purpose. And, resting is part of the gift, but it isn’t the purpose unto itself.
Keep my Sabbath days holy…. this week, I want to head into my Sabbath time in prayer – dedicating my time to God, setting it aside as His.
For they are a sign to remind you… I am so thankful for a God who knows I need reminding! Another reason Sabbath is such an amazing gift.
That I am the Lord your God. I can rest because God is God. If I was in charge, there could be no rest! If everything in life really fell on my shoulders, there could be no rest. But, the Lord is my God. His promises are so good. He’s my provider, my defender and my father. Who He is, that is what allows me to rest.
I want to make sure I keep my focus without creating a whole new set of “rules” for myself. Anyone have favourite ways to keep their Sabbath holy and focussed on Christ? Add comments here, or head over to our Seeking Sabbath Facebook group to join in the conversation.
8 thoughts on “Keep my Sabbath days holy…”
Amen! This is huge. The Sabbath isn’t just a day of rest, it’s a day of rest in God. I can really relate to this post. Bless you.
Thanks Andrew. I’m glad you relate. I really need to keep working this reality out for myself – so I make space for rest, but then be sure to rest in the right thing!
Thanks for sharing. It can be a challenge sometimes to actually rest on the Sabbath instead of finding other things to do. I think in today’s modern world we have become people who always need to be occupied in some way and feel at a loss when we’re simply sitting still.
I find I am a space filler… If there’s space in my brain, I fill it. If there’s space on my calendar, I fill it. Even when my body is at rest, my brain often isn’t. Figuring this holy rest reality out is a whole new discipline for me. It seems like being still SHOULD be simple. It’s really not!
In our family Sabbath is a day of celebration of the Amazing Creator and Redeemer we have. I don’t know where I’d be if it weren’t for the Sabbath. It’s the only day I really stop the busyness of life and all its concerns. It’s powerful and liberating to prioritize God every week and rest on the Creator that provides everything. It’s our media free day, too. We worship, enjoy nature, have more family time, help others and rest as well. I totally recommend keeping the Sabbath to anyone who wants to stress less and live happier.
I love that! It’s been watching people who have this practice well established that has made me realize that I’ve missed out on something awesome.
It can be challenging keeping the Sabbath, but there was ways, such as taking a nice walk out in nature and seeing everything God made.
Exactly! A little creativity and flexibility helps.
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