Really, really clean. Like take account of all things collected and dish the things that are dragging me down. I'm not talking cleaning my house, which the Lord knows needs it so bad, but I'm talking cleaning out the cobwebs in my spiritual house. Taking account for me. For what I'm doing, and most likely, Not doing to obey my heavenly Father.
You Daily Bible Readers may know what I'm getting to here. I've struggled reading the whole laws, sacrificing and celebrating rules and regs that the OT folks had to follow. It's been hard to focus. The nuggets were getting harder to find. But oh my how the last few days have caused me to think. And that is scary:)
Keeping the Sabbath Holy.
Ouch! No work. No me. No nothing, but complete and utter rest.
This is the Lord's day.
I go to church every Sunday. check
I teach Sunday School. check
Sing in the choir. check
And participate in just about every aspect the church offers. check
I'm doing okay with this whole Sabbath day.
I don't think so.
What God has convicted me of, speaks volumes of no, no, no, no, you are not giving the whole day to me. What am I teaching my children?
We schedule every tenth millisecond. Go, go, go, go, go! That's all they know. Have you had your children come to you on a Sunday afternoon and say, "all ya'll want to do is lay on the couch and sleep on Sunday's?" lol!! I used to. Not anymore. I've let life creep in.
I remember as a child dreading Sunday's because I knew it was going to be a boring day. Church, eat lunch and hang around the house. Man I miss those days. I remember getting outside and walking in the woods with the family. No money required. Just good quality family time.
And I wonder why I'm stressed?
What's God speaking to you through our OT's reading?
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