Sabbath Rest

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)

This is such a busy time. The holidays are just around the corner, the time of year when our already busy lives quickly become hectic. get tired just thinking about it. I am reminded of an old TV commercial with the tag line “Calgon take me away” and I’m saying yes, yes, yes!

We seem to be a generation who believe we’ve always got to be busy at something; it’s almost an attitude. So much to do, so little time, so many people depending on us. We know we need to slow down, but who do we say “no” to?

God knows His daughters so well. Knowing we would behave this way, He arranged a retreat for us. A way beyond anything Calgon could ever hope to deliver. It is the promise of Sabbath Rest. In the powerful verses of Hebrews 4:9-10, God invites us to enter His rest. (The Greek word for enter is eiserchomai (ice-er’-khom-ahee) it means to arise, come into, to enter in, go in through). Isn’t that wonderful?!!!God wants us to arise and come in to Him. He wants us to come into His presence where we will find rest and peace.

I don’t know about you my dear Sisters, but I think I’ll take God up on His invitation. Before I get worn down by all the activity and stresses of life, I think I’ll take a few moments each day and step into the Sabbath Rest that God has for me. Won’t you join me?

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