Devotionals

Waiting For Sunday

I have been waiting for Sunday all week.

A day off to fellowship, worship, learn and nap in the afternoon light is right around the corner.

Rest, a touch of love from God as He tends to our needs.

What happens when we don’t find that fellowship following us out those double doors or the lifted hands in unified music singing us through our week? What if the lesson learned sticking to the walls of our brains melts off in the pre-dawn hours of a Monday and our naps only turn us into grouchy dinner makers who scoff at the family meal prepared by reluctant hands?

That touch of love we so longed for seems almost worthless when we don’t see it for what it is.

Jeremiah 31:25 ESV 

For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.

He is replenishing us, giving us rest from the weariness that comes from life.

Most Christians these days don’t look for Sabbath. They look at another day to work, to get things done, to lounge around, or to yell at sports figures. A break is simply never just taken and relished in, instead we keep filling and filling until that one day that we get that nap, we meltdown and it just depletes us more.

How to we grab on to this gift and really be intentional? There is no simple answer other than to just give in to the Lord’s command. Don’t stop living, but think about how we’re living. Are we taking time to really be in that fellowship, worship, and time of rest? Are we replenishing our souls the way we replenish our morning cups of coffee?

Hebrews 4:9-11 

So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.

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Enter into His rest. Really enter in. Embrace this loving gift, dedicate it to Him and be in the moment. He gave it to you, a gift from the Lord. It would be hard to not accept something from our Creator if we have intentional perspective.

5 thoughts on “Waiting For Sunday

  1. We are blessed when we take the Sabbath rest God offers.

  2. I love this. I tend to see Sunday as a day to catch up on those things around the house that weren’t done during the week. We need this day of intentional rest.

  3. My husband just did a sermon on Sabbath rest! It’s certainly something most of us are not good at or maybe have never tried! I am pretty sure our weeks would go a little more smoothly if we would put it into practice!

  4. I agree, I think the gift of rest is one we can easily overlook. It’s tempting to cram our schedules too full, but we really need that time to rest and just be.

  5. I’m afraid I fall into the ‘other’ column concerning Sundays…

    Sunday is my favourite
    because it’s NASCAR time,
    and stockers are the ultimate
    heart’s delight of mine.
    I live for sound of engines
    (my racer’s parked out back);
    I’m dyin’, but pretendin’
    that I’ll get it on the track.
    I love the gladiatorial
    bump and run and wreck;
    my behavioural tutorial
    all comes back to ‘Shrek’.
    A racing ogre, that’s my bag,
    and I shall seize that chequered flag!

    Yeah, well. Genius does what it will. I just write what I can.

    #1 at FMF this week.

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