Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sabbath rest.

God gave us a day of rest for a reason. He knew we would be workaholics, letting the cares of the world creep into our lives and take our energy and our spiritual relationship with Him away. 

It's hard to have a long distance relationship with someone we may be able to see sometimes. Hoe much harder is it to have a relationship with Someone we can't see. 

But God in the very beginning set aside the seventh day, sanctifying it with His presence, just for us to spend with Him. A date day, if you will. If we don't want to spend time with Him, ok. He won't force us. But how do you have a relationship with someone you won't meet on date day? 
That's like telling the person who you have been writing too forever, that you can't meet them for lunch, when they came all the way from across the country. It's not important to you, thus they are not important to you. 

Anyway, today was a nice, peaceful, beautiful, restful Sabbath day. 

In Sabbath School we learned about Israel following God instructions about the Passover, and how it was to save them from death. The blood on the door posts looked forward to the Lamb on the cross.

In church we learned about being a witness. Our lives are a witness for or against God. Who are we following? Do our lives show that? The only way to be sure that our lives are showing that we follow God is to have that relationship with Him. "Turn your eyes upon Jesus". Deep in the letters of His Word,  and lifting our hearts in prayer, the breath of the soul.

For lunch, grandma had made a yummy nut loaf. Victor made mixed up a batch of instant mashed potatoes and steamed some frozen mixed veges, while the boys decided they would make a salad. So Sarah and I sat and relaxed.

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