I had a new insight about Shabbat this week. You know our bodies and minds need sleep in order to function at an optimum level, right? Well, our spirit is the same. Abba said He made the Sabbath for man. It is a gift from our Heavenly Father. He told us we need a whole day to rest.
It's not easy in this day and age to rest and be still. We have so much to interest and distract us. Our work can now carry over to home with the advent of the internet and cell phones. I'm remembering a tv commercial where a man is sitting on a beach, relaxing, when his cell phone rings. He looks at it for a moment . . . and then pitches it right out across the waves.
That, in effect, is what we have to do to reap the benefits of the Sabbath.
Turn off the cell phone.
Turn off the laptop.
Turn off the television.
Know that He is God and He will draw near to us when we draw near to Him.
Tune in to Adonai's loving, tender, but small and quiet voice.
Enjoy His gift.
Here's a good song for your Sabbath: Shout to the Lord