Spiritual Disciplines You Have Time For! Sabbath

February 12th, 2014

Scripture Reading: Exodus 31:12-18, 35: 2-3, Deuteronomy 5:12-15

Question: What will be the hardest part of ceasing and resting for you? How will you overcome this?

Question: What will be on your list for feasting? What feeds your soul? Do you want to read a certain portion of Scripture over and over again? Do you want to eat a lavish meal of your favorite things? Do you want to have an extended quiet time of silence and peace? Do you desire to engage with art of any kind? Do you want to have a party and celebrate, skydiving anybody?

Get it on the calendar. It seems counter-intuitive to “schedule” a time for Sabbath. But the fact is, God has encouraged us to plan for it. So, do that. If you don’t have a whole day, plan for a half-day. Practice it once. See how it goes. Then carve out time for the next one. True, the Sabbath is taught to be a whole day every seven days. But, if you can’t do that, do what you can! Don’t let the idealism of it chase you away. Engage with God and practice the Sabbath as you are able.

Suggestion: Psalm 92 is named “A Song for the Sabbath Day.” You may want to read this as your Sabbath days begin.

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