Hebrews 4:9-10 · Learning · Peace · Rest · Sabbath · Trust

learning to live shabbat shalom…

Three weekends in a row…
a day has been dedicated to sabbath rest…
a day holy to the Lord…

So far… I’ve learned…
it is not a day for self-indulgence…
it is a day for private worship… and prayer…
it should include a time of corporate worship… (even if it’s with a cat…)
it is a day to be other-centered… compassionate…
a day to trust Him with the work He calls you to do…
a day to roll your burdens on Him… and trust Him to fill the gaps…

Shabbat shalom…
rest… peace…
should be an attitude we bear every day…
in Christ Jesus…

So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God,
for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested 
from his works as God did from his.
Hebrews 4:9-10 ESV
Believers are to rest from their own salvation…
that work has been done by Him…
Believers should not work for themselves 24/7…
we should trust Him to provide…
Believers should not fret… or take on… the work He alone can do…
we need to recognize our finitude… our dependence on Him…
In this season of practicing a day of sabbath…
I’m learning to live shabbat shalom…
every… day…
Lord… teach me to rest in the work You’ve done…
the work You are doing… and the work You will do…
Thank You for filling in the gaps where I fail…
teach me to live… shabbat shalom…

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