I love Saturdays! Saturday is the day I take my day of rest. No, I am not legalistic, but I like the traditional Sabbath day, and there is great blessing in trusting God and resting apart from work.
On this day, I put away the bills and paperwork, the lawn will have to wait, and no other labor will call me away from resting. Now that does not mean I won’t help my neighbor or someone else who needs help on a Saturday, and I will always preach the Gospel no matter what day it is. I just mean that this is a day where I rest and I thank Him for that full day of rest. We need it folks!
It’s not just physical rest I enjoy. I also do my best to completely focus on God. To pray, take time to listen, and dive into His Word, which I will forever be learning new things from no matter how many times I have read it. I give everyday to the Lord and do those things everyday, but the day of rest is a special day set apart by God for us to recuperate and replenish our bodies and our souls in Him!
This will be one of my shorter posts because “I’m just chillin’ today” as we say here in Colorado while throwing up the “hang loose” sign. Chillin’ in His grace, chillin’ in His love, chillin’ in His Mercy, and chillin’ in His abundant forgiveness! That’s what it means to our family when we throw up the hang loose and shake it! For us, it also means keeping it worry free, and giving it to the Lord. I always tell my kids when we go snowboarding, “keep it loosie goosie!” You don’t want to tighten up while riding the big mountains. Tense=crash. Remember that for life too! Give your worries to the Lord today, let Him carry them, and just rest in Him. He loves you.
My prayer for you today is that if you do not know the Peace of Jesus Christ and the rest that He gives to our souls, then you would come to know Him today and find that peace and eternal rest for your soul! In the Name of Jesus who loves you and died for you, amen!
“In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat–for he grants sleep to those he loves.”
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Jesus speaking in Matthew 11:28-30
If you need to talk or need prayer today, I am still available as always!
Grace and Peace to you all!