Hurry Up & Slow Down – Sabbath
How do we create MARGIN in the areas that MATTER most?
Margin: All about creating space between our current pace and our limits.
Margin is the space between our LOAD and our LIMITS.
You will never live the life that God INTENDS for you unless you INTEND to.
God created us to LIVE within LIMITS.
God MANDATED MARGIN.
Genesis 2:2-3 (NIV)
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
You were DESIGNED with rest in MIND.
God ESTABLISHED and COMMANDED the SABBATH.
Exodus 20:8-11 (NLT)
“Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 You have six days each week for your ordinary work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. This includes you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, your livestock, and any foreigners living among you. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.
SABBATH = Shabbat: to STOP.
Mark 2:27 (NLT)
Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath.”
STEPS to SABBATH:
– PICK a Day
– PAUSE your DEVICES
– PRAISE & PRAYER
Matthew 6:31-33 (NLT)
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”