Reshape Your View of the Sabbath
Hello there, fellow Sabbathkeeper. Maybe you can relate when I say that our weekly holiday sometimes takes on a routine.
We don’t have to go to work or think about schoolwork (Woohoo!). We can go to church and fellowship with friends or maybe go lay out in the park without the concept of time. We can rest. We Can Rest. WE CAN REST!!! Then the Sabbath escapes as quickly as it appeared. So what happened? Don’t get me wrong. It was full of “resting.” But was it full of God?
Sometimes we are so busy “resting” we miss the gentle voice of a God who is aching to get intimately acquainted with us. “Hey, remember me?” He whispers. “I’d just like to dialogue with you, outside of all that “resting” you’re doing.”
The pause of the Sabbath Movement is about reshaping your perspective about the Sabbath. Look at it this way:
Your best friend comes to your home the same time every week – you welcome them in with a big smile and a gigantic embrace. At first you and your friend go on joy rides, share stories and talk about your lives. After a while, you start insisting that you do other things and you begin planning interesting excursions and one-of-a-kind tours. Then one week you look up, and you notice your friend has a down expression. You ask what’s wrong and they reply, “We haven’t spoken in months.” “Yeah we have,” you retort, “we do something every week.” “No, YOU do something every week. I’m more like a spectator.”
Is God watching you have a Sabbath or are you enjoying the Sabbath together?
By no means is this suggesting you become a recluse, never visiting church again. This is just to prompt you to ask yourself, “how does God play a part in the Sabbath “rest” decisions I make?”
The Sabbath Movement is about transitioning the focus of the Sabbath from it’s all about rest, to it’s all about God. Put the God back into the Sabbath.