What Sabbath is Not

by | Jun 21, 2014 | Sabbath


We’re celebrating H’s birthday today, mindful of the ways his life blesses our family and others. We’ll light candles and listen to Katie Perry sing it like we can’t. When the sun lays down, melting sky scarlet and quince, rest is my anchor of assurance and hope my paddle toward peace. Sabbath reminds me when I drift off course that Jesus holds the map.

When you’re idealism dictates the compass swinging toward work, remember Sabbath isn’t about resting perfectly; it’s about resting in the One who is perfect.

Happy Sabbath Friends!

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Next week, I’m sharing my favorite books on Sabbath rest. I hope you’ll come back.

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  1. Tyler

    Shelly thanks so much for those words! I (and many others, I’m sure) need to be reminded that life is not about us. We get to enjoy receiving from God as we bring him glory through faith.

    • Shelly Miller

      You are welcome! How did you land on this post from two years ago? Just curious.

      • Tyler

        I think I was Google-ing resources on Sabbath and the image you created for this post showed up in the images section of search results.

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