Before entering the wide expanse of freedom, we must feel the weight of wrestling through our work. In the surrender of passion for what is needful on our plate, we satiate soul hunger with faithfulness to Peace.

Responsibility comes first otherwise freedom is an egregious theft. The same way rest is a gift in relinquishment when you trust God with your work.

As you awaken on the heels of celebrating independence, may you experience freedom in rest. Though Sabbath may seem a sacrifice of precious minutes, it’s actually a letting go for what is better.

Happy Sabbath Friends!

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

Some Good Reads on Sabbath, Stillness and Solitude for Your Soul:

In Which I Consider Finishing Well With Gusto {A Giveaway} by Lori Harris (one of our Sabbath Society peeps)

Why You Need A Sabbath by Adrienne Scrima for Relevant

On July, Chuck Taylors, Silence & Seasons by Shauna Niequist

What You Have to do to Come to Peace with This Season of Your Life by Emily Freeman for Ann Voskamp