Day 20

Practicing Sabbath Rest

“Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God…”

Exodus 20:8-10 NLT

In the rhythm of creation, God gifted humanity with the Sabbath - a day of rest, reflection, and renewal. A day to stop, not because the work was done, but because God is enough. What does Sabbath look like for you? It’s not a rule to be policed, but an invitation to a different pace of life, a moment for the work behind the work to stop.

We live in a world where we can work from anywhere and be entertained at a moment's notice - it’s so easy for the lines to blur between work and rest until nothing is really rest or work.

Reflect on the concept of Sabbath in your life. How might incorporating intentional rhythms of work and rest contribute to your emotional and spiritual well-being?

Consider the wisdom of setting aside time for work, stewardship, and creation. Dedicate time for reflection, rejuvenation, and connection with God.

You might not naturally want to stop; there might be plenty to get done. But does your soul need a reminder that you are not the things you are doing? And that you are loved before you accomplish anything?

The gift of Sabbath rest ushers in a renewed perspective, fostering emotional well-being and a profound sense of intimacy with the Creator.

How might incorporating intentional Sabbath rest contribute to your spiritual and emotional well-being?