Theme of the Week: How to Make the Most of Your Sabbath Rest
Bible Verse: In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 ESV
Scripture Reading: Psalm 8:1-9, Psalm 131:1-3
Physical rest is an act of faith.
We could say the same thing for sleeping, eating, working, etc. Some people even say that having faith is the opposite of being anxious. However, we never pause to consider how physical rest is directly associated with having faith.
As a child, I had memorized Psalm 4:8, and I would recite it every time I watched something on TV that I knew would scare me when I went to bed.
As I grew out of this fear – unless I watched something on TV before bedtime – I came to realize that sleeping is a declaration that we are not God, that there is one God, and he is in control.
The truth of God’s sovereignty over all things is the very foundation for sleeping, as well as pausing for rest. Choosing to book your vacation, planning your time off, and disconnecting from all labor once a week is an exercise of faith and trust that God will provide even when we sleep. And no, this is not a plug for any residual income strategies… this is God’s faithfulness to you and I, because he knows we are made of dust.
This summer, make plans to pause and exercise your faith in the only One who “did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)
Join Kyvenz Amedee this week as he explores how you can learn to make the most of your rest this year. If you have not subscribed to our daily devotionals, you can do so here. And share these devotionals with a friend.
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