Exodus 31:13

13 “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy.

sabbath / noun – 1. a day of religious observance and abstinence from work, kept by the Jews from Friday evening to Saturday evening, and by most Christians on Sunday. Why is it important to rest? Aren’t you supposed to take no days off?

God reminds us many times the importance of rest in the Bible. Here he is telling me something I hadn’t ever really noticed. I always knew rest was important for health and a day off was good for your mind to rest. I think God really wants us to draw near to Jesus. Not just go to church and then flip on football, but really take time to learn more about Him.

For me, Sundays have been looking like this: Church services with a lot of coffee, Eat, nap, and then wake up and prepare for the week. Outside of church I don’t get a ton of time to know Jesus. I want to start being intentional with this. Praying consistently. Meeting with people to hear their hearts. Growing closer to Jesus.

A day off isn’t an excuse to do nothing, as you hopefully know. A “day off” is a break from your regular responsibilities in order to fulfill pending responsibilities. One big responsibility we have as believers is to glorify God. Make sure you never take a day off from doing this. There are lives to be impacted and people to be loved. Lets get going!

What do I use my Sabbath for?

How can I intentionally draw closer to Jesus on my Sabbath?

Dear Lord, thank you for your perfect guidance. You are so creative and beautiful in how You love us. I pray for everyone as they travel and that their time with family will be blessed. Amen.

Have a great Thanksgiving!


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