Sunday, October 02, 2005
Honor the Sabbath
One passage from Rob Bell's book that especially inspired (and challenged) me was his thoughts on the Sabbath:

Sabbath is taking a day a week to remind myself that I did not make the world and that it will continue to exist without my efforts.

Sabbath is a day when my work is done, even if it isn't.

Sabbath is a day when my job is to enjoy. Period.

Sabbath is a day when I am fully available to myself and those I love most.

Sabbath is a day when I remember that when God made the world, he saw that it was good.

Sabbath is a day when I produce nothing.

Sabbath is a day when I remind myself that I am not a machine.

Sabbath is a day when at the end I say, "I didn't do anything today," and I don't add, "And I feel so guilty."

Sabbath is a day when my phone is turned off, I don't check my email, and you can't get ahold of me.

Jesus wants to heal our souls, wants to give us the shalom of God. And so we have to stop. We have to slow down. We have to sit still and stare out the window and let the engine come to an idle. We have to listen to what our inner voice is saying.
posted by Mike Clawson at 6:50 PM | Permalink |


At 10/09/2005 08:57:00 PM, Blogger DesertPastor

Thanks! I needed that reminder.


At 10/09/2005 11:03:00 PM, Blogger Mike Clawson

No problem.

I think some people might think I've been taking a Sabbath from blogging. Truth is, I've just been too busy to post anything recently. I'll try to put up pictures of Emma and my brother-in-law's wedding soon.


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