by Rob Campbell
Let me share a few thoughts that should mesh well with Steve’s post yesterday. We all know lazy pastors/ministers. It’s also true that we know plenty of pastors/ministers who are close to burnout. The antidote to burnout is honoring the sabbath (“cease to exist, to stop, to bring things to a halt, A DAY of REST”). The command to observe the sabbath is one of the Big Ten, isn’t it?
Here are some things to consider in light of the sabbath:
The sabbath is set aside for creational purposes, not cultural.
The sabbath is matter of rest, not ritual.
One’s principle behind the sabbath will determine the priority of the sabbath.
The sabbath is a matter of good, not greed.
The sabbath is a matter of Lordship over legalism.
Now, consider the following three questions. First, what day each week is your sabbath? How do you refresh your Spirit? What do you need to change in your schedule?
Before you move on to something else right now, please read Isaiah 58:12-14.
Jesus: “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest” (Mark 6:31).
Allow your soul to catch up with your mind and body!