You know I'm busy when I don't blog... I'm changing some things in my life...
This Sunday our pastor preached about the 4th commandment, honoring the Sabbath. Some people believe you can make it any day you want, for instance, it would not be a great idea if our Youth Pastor decided that Sunday was his "sabbath". Not really all that great of an idea for me either...
I've been struggling with it ever since I heard the message. Not because I was convicted (because I wasn't) but because I thought I should have been. What could I give up? Nothing. Really...
I've decided that I am where I am supposed to be. I'm thankful I've made time in the morning for God, that He is how I start my day... And I am reading Colossians and today I read:
Col 2:8 8See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ
Col 2:16 16Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.
I am certainly not saying that I don't need to rest, but what I am saying is that I guess for me, I've got to go as I am called. I've got to live this life as God intended, to rest in Him, not so much on any given day but to rely on Him for grace, love, and strength. I am not saying that the Word of God spoken in Exodus 20 is not relevent because it certainly is, however, I must not get so wrapped up in it that I forget to listen to His voice.
Psalms 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."