What to Do?

What to Do?

What should you do on your Sabbath?  Here are some ideas to get the full benefit of the gift God designed in the Sabbath:

–  Use the day to rest.  Our bodies were not built for non-stop work.  In fact, scientific research shows that it’s harmful to your body if you do not take breaks.  The same studies show how much more productive people are when they pace themselves with focused work and intentional breaks.

…It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don’t you know he (God) enjoys giving rest to those he loves? Psalm 127:2 (MSG)

Fools wear themselves out— they don’t know enough to find their way home. Ecclesiastes 10:15 (CEV)

–  Use the day to recharge.  Work stress drains us.  Take a break to disengage mentally from your work.  Recharge your inner batteries.

–  Include time for quietness.  Get outside, take in new sights and sounds and break from deadlines, internet, and “noise pollution”.

…He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul… Psalm 23:2-3 (NIV)

The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:30-31 (NIV)