after the week we just had, there is nothing more precious than God's command to rest. Spiritual Emphasis Week at Heritage was good- but trying to communicate God's grace to hard hearts is exhausting. The Youth Event we hosted here was a great success- but I baked 4 loaves of Italian bread, and fed 40 people Friday night. On my way to speak at Heritage on Thursday, I was in a car accident- but everyone is ok!
by Saturday we were ready to rest. and God graciously refreshed us over the course of two days.
excerpts of Sabbath gifts #4849-4877
--him letting me sleep until 9am.
--listening to the rain fall gently outside, while cozy in my own bed.
--no one needing me
--Sabbath. pure gift. Your command "to cease from that which is necessary and embrace that which gives life."
--You, knowing we are dust, and creating a healthy rhythm for us of work and rest
--a day of "yes"
--laughter. irrepressible joy. contagious.
--playing in the warm sun
--pausing to capture beauty
--taking time to create with Seth
--dancing wild- in praise of You
--You, moving among us
--Your Spirit teaching us to pray
--the stirrings of Your Holy Spirit
--the privilege of participating with You