Dear Sabbath Seekers,
Life has been uber busy these last two weeks. We have transitioned from our winter stay in Georgia back to our home in Western New York. Packing up, driving two days in caravan mode, unpacking two cars, settling in, recovering from the stomach bug not to mention all the things on my calendar that had to be done as soon as I got back including a wedding and preaching the same weekend. All of which I consciously accepted and for which I was excited. Nonetheless, I found myself petering out long before any of my tasks were completed.
I listened to my body, which was pretty adamant, and took a breather. When I first sat or laid down, I wasn’t sure my back would stop aching or my tiredness would disappear without days of rest. However, within 20 minutes the spasms were gone and I felt like myself again.
Twenty minutes! Then, I was up and about my tasks again until the tiredness tapped me on the shoulder and said “excuse me…time for a break”. I became obedient to that message. And guess what? Everything got done.
Imagine how much better we would all feel if we took the 24 hour Sabbath rest that God commands us to take?
How are you doing on listening to God, your body, mind and spirit? Is resting a part of your routine? God knew it would bless our lives and when I listen I know it too.
“Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” 1 Corinthians 1.20b
Find those mini Sabbaths and work up to the wisdom of a 24 hour Sabbath.