Finding Sabbath : Week One

Finding Sabbath : Week One

Finding Sabbath: Week One

One major and unexpected effect of finding sabbath this year has been the faster rate at which I’ve learned to “bounce back” from less than perfect weeks. Observing the Sabbath for YOU and not to uphold anyone else’s expectations of you, opens up areas in your life that you didn’t even know were lacking to be rejuvenated and made new. My “bounce back” has become something real, I am truly able to let go of things from the week that try to hold on to me (things like anger, frustration, and disappointment), and in turn I’m able to more fully hold onto the things that have a tendency to slip away (things like faith, hope, & charity).

Saturday Prep:

Plan how you’re going to intentionally create space and margin on the Sabbath.

  • What “extra” can be put on hold until Monday?
  • How can you stand strong in your intentions to fully embrace the Sabbath as a day of rest and reflection?
Sunday Study & Inspired Questions:

“Our tendency is to take on the ways of the world. We don’t adopt them immediately, but we slowly take them on, unfortunately. I wish I had the power to convert this whole Church to the observance of the Sabbath. I know our people would be more richly blessed of the Lord if they would walk in faithfulness in their observance of the Sabbath.” 

-Gordon B. Hinkley

  • What does Sabbath mean to you?
  • What about this day is different than the rest of the week?
  • What can you hear in the silence?
  • How important is it turn off the world and allow space for God?
  • How is your “bounce back” right now?
  • How can you increase your resilience through Sunday worship?
I used to think I could slip by on half way trying efforts. Now I know that's just not enough. 

The world wants us. 

It’s up to US to walk that narrow and less traveled path in faith, constantly exercising self control and self mastery. When we offer up the world and put forth faithful efforts to dedicate the Sabbath to our connection to God, ourself, and those around us, I know we will be blessed in measureless ways.


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