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Have you ever been tired?  I mean just plain tired!  I have been feeling that way the last couple of weeks.  Just plain old fashioned tired.  It has nothing to do with work load or life stress, I just feel tired.  I thought maybe my back injury was causing me to lose momentum. Or the maybe the steroid injections in my spine has caused a chemical response of being worn out. But then I was reading “Missional Renaissance” by Reggie McNeal for our book reading in Ottawa and I came across a statement that he made about “dialing time off and Sabbath back into your life.”

It was then that I started thinking that how many times we as Christian leaders have forgotten to take time to “remember the Sabbath day”.  How many times have I just spend time with God resting in His presence allowing Him to restore my soul?  How many times do I just bask in the warmth of His love in order that I might have more of His love to share with others?  How many times do I rush about doing His bidding but never taking time to relax in His presence?

The Bible reminds us that we are to remember the Sabbath day but so often we are busy serving on the Lord’s Day that we have forgotten to honor God and restore our strength by keeping the Sabbath Day with the Lord.

What are your thoughts?  Have you ever been just bone tired?  Was it because you failed to remember the Sabbath day?  Or am I just getting old?  J

 

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