When You Just Know

by | May 17, 2014 | Sabbath, Weekend


There is a letting go that is evident in the loosening of your shoulders, in the way you linger long in conversation causing curiosity among your family members. The look in your eyes resembles uncanny confidence instead of the familiar blink of fragmented thoughts.

Sabbath looks good on you.

Your commitment to rest is lifting the veil on your hidden identity. Love’s patient kindness toward your proclivity to procrastinate seems to being doing good work.

You thought the way of Sabbath a bit lofty for your ordinary.  But now you know the truth.

Sabbath is the secret in the garden you’ve been cultivating that is your life.

The outcome of exploration through your doubt and cynicism surprises you.

Because now you are a full-fledged believer in the work of rest since practicing diligently over the past few months.

Restoration looks good on you.

Take authority over the accusatory whispers haunting your thoughts. Push self-doubt into the corner, stand up, square your shoulders and say yes to Sabbath-keeping with confidence.

The way of Christ is narrow, sometimes precarious, mostly unpopular and walks with a glorious limp.

Jesus isn’t looking for crowd followers but the broken surrendered with Disciple behind their autograph.

May rest be a revelation on the seventh day; the outcome, a personal revolution on the other six in the week.

We are the people of God, not god of the calendar.

Peace looks good on you.

Want to make rest a routine, not just something you fill in between the cracks of your busyness? Join the Sabbath Society. Find out more here. And join Sabbath-keepers in community with the hashtag #sabbathsociety on Twitter and Instagram and on our Pinterest board, Surrendering to Sabbath.


Inspired Posts from the Sabbath Society this week:

Check out the collection of blog posts at the High Calling link up on Keeping Sabbath.

Hushed by Kris Camealy

Sabbath Equation by Jody Collins

When You’re Too Tired for Sabbath by Lisha Epperson

Souvenir by Laura Boggess

Happy Sabbath Friends!

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  1. Kris Camealy

    Shelly this is just SO beautiful. I am savoring these words this weekend. XO

  2. Traci @tracesoffaith

    “Jesus isn’t looking for crowd followers but the broken surrendered with Disciple behind their autograph.” Yes! Disciple in permanent marker. Red. I am so expectant for tomorrow’s Sabbath after a week of basking in Sabbath posts. Thanks for contributing.

  3. Jody Ohlsen Collins

    Shelly, I was just thinking the other day about the ‘letters behind my name’ after attending a Leadership Conference with a bunch of young (ish) seminary trained people. I’ll take ‘Jody Collins, D.O.C.’ (Disciple of Christ).
    What a lovely, succinct capture of this Sabbath journey you’ve written here.

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