Message Meme: Keep Sabbath

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I don’t know how life goes for you, but there are times (too many) when I feel like I’m doing everything to just keep the plates spinning.

Could that be why God established the fourth commandment: 8 “Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 You have six days each week for your ordinary work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. This includes you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, your livestock, and any foreigners living among you. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy (Exodus 20:8-11, NLT).”

What in the world is Sabbath? How can we find that rhythm of rest?

According to Lynne M. Barb in her book, Sabbath Keeping, Finding Freedom in the Rhythms of Rest, she describes Sabbath this way:

”What is Sabbath? A weekly day of rest and worship. A day to cease working and relax in God’s care for us. A day to stop the things that occupy our workdays and participate in activities that nurture peace, worship, relationships, celebration, and thankfulness. The purpose of the sabbath is to clear away the distractions of our lives so we can rest in God and experience God’s grace in a new way (p. 11).”

I created several memes for this week’s message, but the two that seem to fit the direction of the message were these:

 

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How is God speaking to about keeping Sabbath?

 

Author: tinamhunt

ESFP with a dash of ADD. Lover of the Word and words. The cup of my life is neither half empty or half full--it overflows! I'm blessed to be a blessing and I'm here to share the journey.

2 thoughts on “Message Meme: Keep Sabbath”

  1. I don’t think about Sabbath much, to be honest. My husband and I have tried to take PART of Sunday as rest but because we are “workers” at our church we can’t ever take a whole Sunday of rest. And we typically use Sunday as a catch up day to boot. But it is the day I typically rest MOST.

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    1. As a pastor, I get your struggle. In my recent study I’ve found several authors who delineate between Sabbath and Lord’s Day. Our modern/traditional activities on Sunday aline more with Lord’s Day than Sabbath…so what do we do with that? I’m going to keep trying to figure that out.

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