Day 16: Sabbath
In the book of Genesis, we see that God created the world in 6 days, then on the 7th day, He took a Sabbath. Taking a Sabbath is a command from God and also a spiritual discipline that we see practiced by Christians. The word Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word Shabbat – meaning to “set apart as holy.” The way a Sabbath is observed is by resting and worshipping God.
We rarely see Christians practice a Sabbath as it was initially intended. With work, sports tournaments, and errands to get done, finding one day a week to rest seems impossible. But what if I told you that observing a Sabbath in your life had nothing to do with rest and had everything to do with trust?
Think about this, when we aren’t willing to rest one day a week, what are we saying? We are saying that maybe even the world will not continue to function without your efforts on that day. That’s quite a prideful statement to make. As if the universe depends on your need to shop for groceries, make that work call, or attend that soccer game.
Sabbath has proven to be extremely healthy physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. It is also a statement to God that you trust He is in control. God is the one that makes the world go around. God is the one who holds the destiny of your career and the future of your children.
Scripture of the Day
“There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a sabbath to the LORD.” – Leviticus 23:3
Examples of Sabbath:
*Choose a day of the week, It does not have to be Sunday, where you don’t work. Instead, find some relaxing activities that you find restful doing by yourself or with your family.
*Go away to a place of solitude and take it as a time to be quiet and peaceful, away from all the noise.