It's the beginning of another Shabbat rest for us and I look forward to it soooooooo much now! Letting my body have a rest from all my normal work + having time built in to focus on my Creator and delighting in Him is something that I can't help but look forward too!
I didn't always feel this way though.
I had friends who celebrated Shabbat and I just said, 'they are under law' and would pray for them to 'see the light'. I would think, 'they have been robbed of their freedom!'
But God is doing an amazing work in showing and teaching me from His Word about the things that are important to Him and I truly believe that Shabbat (Sabbath rest) is one of those things.
I can honestly say that now, having experienced the joy and delight of resting on Sabbath, that I am in a place of FREEDOM - not bondage. God never gives us anything that enslave us. What enslaves us is sin and He set us free from that too in sending His Son Yeshua (Jesus) to take the penalty due to us for our sins. He is so gracious!!!
I LOVE that He set apart this day (Shabbat) and blessed it. How cool!
There is much more to share but for now, I thought some of my readers may enjoy checking out this video by Jim Staley from Passion for Truth Ministries, speaking on the Sabbath. He tackles some FANSTASTIC components of why the church normally celebrates it on a Sunday, is it really important to God anyway and why...loads of great scriptures to look into!
So, may I encourage you to take some time out to listen with an open mind to what Jim has to share?
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PODCAST PAGE and then just scroll down to 'And then He rested - should Christians keep the Sabbath?' and press play :)
More to come another time.
Love and blessings to you :)