Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ambiguity Part III

There are a few ways most of us tend to respond in the awkward experience of sustained ambiguity. The most obvious response is to completely ignore God’s invitation to enter Sabbath rest – to “run for the hills” and ignore … Continue reading

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Ambiguity – Part II

By definition, ambiguity means, “sitting with an unknown” or “something which isn’t completely clear to us.” The Sabbath renewal journey places us in a state of great unknown. If we stop doing all that we normally do each day, we … Continue reading

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Ambiguity Part I

If you read any of last week’s posts I think you might agree with me that, on the surface of things, it’s surprising God’s people couldn’t bring themselves to enjoy sustained rest. But, when you stop to consider what it … Continue reading

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God, I Got Priorities Here

When I dug around to see if God’s people took up His offer for rest and renewal, I was blown away to see that God’s brilliant Sabbath idea ended up being largely overlooked. Imagine our nation being constructed around this … Continue reading

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Thanks, But No Thanks

Personally, I just think that if God told you to take a year off most of us would accept that directive. I mean of all the directives God gave Israel, wouldn’t that one be the easiest to apply? It’s hilarious … Continue reading

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Just Can’t Stop

It will be helpful to read the previous three posts to fully understand the next three posts. God handed His people this wonderfully crafted rhythm of rest and renewal – rhythm we’d tend to think they eagerly embraced and enjoyed. … Continue reading

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Take A Break Every Generation

God’s commitment to the renewal of His people was and is extensive. On top of weekly rest, and a year off every 7 years, in Leviticus 25: 8 – 13 God added a  generational dimension to this Sabbath life-rhythm. He … Continue reading

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Take A Break Every 7 Years

God’s whole plan for human renewal got even more challenging. It’s hard enough to take a day-long break once a week. Think about how hard it would be to take a year-long break every seven years. In Leviticus 25: 1-7 … Continue reading

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Take A Break – Weekly

God invented His own way of asking humanity, “Really? You alone are the master of your fate?” His way of exploring this question came in the form of something He called Sabbath; a sacred time for slowing down, quieting down, … Continue reading

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Really!?

Burn out forces you to ask brutally honest questions. The first question I had to face was simply – Really? In the widely admired and widely embraced poem Invictus, William Ernest Henley wrote the famous words, “I am the master … Continue reading

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