Sabbath rest

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Written By Angelique Geeringh

What a privilege it is to be able to get away for a holiday or even a weekend! A time where 'to-do lists', household chores, and work commitments are allowed to be forgotten; spending guilt-free time with friends and family and just catching ones breathe again. We work so hard and our days are so jam-packed with happenings, that 'frantic and hectic' are words that are a fitting slogan for our time.

Our awesome Heavenly Father and God Almighty in His immeasurable wisdom already knew what we would need, and he created a day specifically for us to stop and rest. This Sabbath day is not only an occasional event but a weekly happening! 

Any work that Jesus did on the Sabbath (e.g. preaching, healing, driving out demons, etc.) was to honour God. May each of us follow His example and enjoy this special day of rest that is created just for us. But wait, there is more! If we take the time to enter into His rest, we receive refreshment and strength for the week ahead; all that we are required to do is to be obedient to His word and 'switch off' for one day each week. 

Take up the challenge, this Saturday or Sunday. Decide that you will make a conscious decision to switch your phone off when you are with your loved ones, make time to rest.

Hebrews 4:9-10(NIV)

'There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his.'

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