I’m not alone…more thoughts on Sabbath

                                                    photo courtesy of Courtney aka Nee Nee

Happy Monday everyone!

It is a sunny morning here in Portland but

I believe we all have a bit of a spring break

hangover.

If my post last week  about  Sabbath started you

thinking,

here are two posts written over the last couple days

that I enjoyed reading and finding kinship in

their words.

Enjoy!

One

Two

One more thought…

Last night I picked up Jesus Calling before turning off the light.

I haven’ t been reading it this year so it was a nice treat.

Here is a sampling of what I read:

I AM CALLING YOU to a life of constant communion with Me.
Basic training includes learning to live above your circumstances,
even while interacting on that cluttered plane of life.
I challenge you to relinquish the fantasy of an uncluttered world.
Accept each day just as it comes, and find Me in the midst of it all. 
Remember that your ultimate goal is not to control or fix everything 
around you; it is to keep communing with Me.
A successful day is one in which you have stayed in touch with Me,
even if many things remain undone at the end of the day.
Do not let your to-do list (written or mental) become an idol directing
your life.
Instead, ask My Spirit to guide you moment by moment.
He will keep you close to Me.
**I Thessalonians 5:17; Proverbs.3:6

It seems the majority of my life has consisted of controlling the mess

and staying on top of the clutter.

Even though I know it defines aspects of life.

The above reference in Proverbs says

to acknowledge God in everything and He will make  paths straight.

The verse before reminds  to not depend on understanding

but fully trust God.

I do not understand a lot about life.

I don’t comprehend  in this upside down kingdom how God

makes the last… first,

the weak… strong,

the poor… rich,

the least…the greatest.

But He does it all so magnificently.

Certainly I can trust that He can give

me rest in the midst of the messy clutter.

He says this isn’t too hard for Him to accomplish.

God wants to deliver us from our work and give us rest.

Trust Him.

I love how David describes trust and deliverance:

He trusted and rolled himself on the Lord,
that He would deliver him.
Let Him deliver him seeing that He delights
in him!

Psalm 22: 8 

I can plant myself  in the middle of

my piles and find Him, my rest.

In tablets of stone, He said rest.

I acknowledge God, rolling myself onto Him,

acknowledging His Words.

I can trust Him to straighten my path to

land right where His rest resides.

Does it still feel hard and impossible?

Begin with the words of  I Thessalonians 5: 17,

pray without ceasing.

Pray

pray

pray

the best way to find Him.

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4 thoughts on “I’m not alone…more thoughts on Sabbath

  1. Randi says:

    I really enjoy your blog (posts or whatever they are called). They always speak to me, almost like you were able to read my mind 🙂 Thank you.

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  2. Bless you Randi…it is always a joy to see your name.
    God always wants to remind us that we are not alone and our struggles and joys are what unite and connect us.
    Hugs to you!

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  3. Thanks for sharing – beautiful truths that struck a chord today. Love the part about a successful day… communion with our precious Lord despite cirucmstances!

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