Yesterday was my birthday so I took a quick break from writing newsletters to just sleep! That was the one birthday gift that I really wanted--a chance to take a nap.
Matthew 11:28 says "Come to me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
Having complete rest physically, mentally, and emotionally means that we sleep enough to have physical strength, we do not worry about anything because we know that God has a plan for us, and we are not bothered by difficult situations that are happening in our lives because we know that God is sovereign (in control). Sabbath means finding rest for every part of our lives.
For me, sometimes I take walks without looking at my cell phone or bringing anything that will distract me just so that I can sit and be with God. That is a form of my Sabbath. It doesn't have to happen on a certain day and it doesn't even have to happen for a whole day. Instead, it is a time that I intentionally set aside to be with God and ask him for rest in my whole life.
Think about ways that you can carve out time to put down your video games, your IPad, your ITouch, and just talk with God.
Until next time,