Isaiah 30:15-18 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. You said, ‘No, we will flee on horses.’ Therefor your pursuers will be swift! A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill.” Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice, Blessed are all who wait for him!
There is nothing better for a child of God than a day spent at rest, in fellowship with God and one another. Some celebrate the Sabbath on Sunday, others on Saturday but those who belong to Jesus have Sabbath rest available to them every day. When we turn from our work and rest in the work God desires to accomplish through Jesus in us, we find rest from the anxiety that comes with the need for control. When we quiet our fears and put our trust in Christ, we find strength even though we are weak. We find the courage to stand under enemy threat because He who lives in us is greater. There is peace and freedom in the knowledge that our lives aren’t meant to be lived by our own plans or design but instead, lived for Jesus according to obedience, by God’s design. A life lived in the presence of God is a life of waiting on God to unfold the day ahead and trusting that no matter how scary it may appear, He’s the one in control. Let’s not relegate the Sabbath to one day but seek to enter His rest every day and then go out there and live it!
God bless and have a happy Sunday so joyful that it colors every other day of your week!