This post is part of a sporadic series on a book I’m reading that is changing my life: God in the Yard, by LL Barkat. I will post my discoveries as I process them. This is not a book review, per se, but perhaps a book invitation…
I watch the clouds drift by on this sunless day, pushed by the wind.
The only reason I notice they’re moving is because I am sitting still.
I think about the children of Israel being led by God’s presence in a cloud by day and I think:
The only way to know if God is moving in your life is to be still.
God made the Sabbath for a reason.
It makes sense that the only way to notice the patterns or paths or cycles in your life is to do the same thing once a week-take a Sabbath–to mark your days.
Light a candle, draw a boundary around your time, even if it’s thirty minutes. Be purposeful and take a forced stop and in your intentionality, say, “This is the space where I made time to remember God.”
Otherwise, life goes in a straight line, back and forth, back and forth, and all we end up with instead of rest, is a rut.
I want rest.
I’m choosing Sabbath.