I’m joining Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Lots of women. We all write on the same word.
Today’s word is ….
Funny how one word can finally string so many of my thoughts together. Up earlier than typical this morning, unable to sleep, I began thinking about my need for a rest. I’m tired beyond my usual.
It’s not just a physical tired. I’m tired mentally and emotionally.
I’ve been reading about Sabbath. Sabbath – the day God set aside or designed – for rest. To rest.
And I’m ready.
The word ‘ready’ immediately brought this verse to mind …
“They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always ready to share with others.” (1 Timothy 6:18, NLT)
Ready means “
I am slowly coming to realize my deep need for Sabbath, for rest, even in my capability to cope with the responsibilities and demands of my week. For me to be ready, completely prepared, for my week then I must Sabbath. It is then, and only then, that I will be able to be generous with my time and serve others.
In “24/6”, Matthew Sleeth, MD beautifully puts it this way ….
Sabbath is meant to be a refuge, not a prison. It protects the needy, the displaced, and the powerless. People don’t save the Sabbath; it saves us. (page 58)
I’m ready for some saving.
I’m ready for Sabbath.