Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Great Ride

Consider the words of the Psalmist “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46: 10 The word “be still” literally means, “Enough!” Enough thinking … Continue reading

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Survive Or Thrive

We barely survive, when we just keep working, and just keep pressing until we’re in “a good place” where we can finally rest. We thrive when we take regular, rhythmic, renewal seriously and from that rest enter into the meaningful … Continue reading

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For Rest, or From Rest?

When God created Adam, He modeled something important to humanity. According to Scripture God created Adam on the Sixth day: God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created … Continue reading

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God Alone Knows What We Want

My fifth and final discovery during my time of sabbath comes from the book of Proverbs. Proverbs 19:21 describes reality when it says, “Many plans are in a man’s heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.” NASB  The … Continue reading

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God Has What It Takes

The fourth truth God taught me during my extended sabbath comes from the book of Job. After an intimate confrontation with God Job arrived at this conclusion; “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can … Continue reading

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God Owns Everything

The third truth God taught me during my time of extended sabbath comes from Psalm 89:11 which boldly declares, “The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them.” NASB  When … Continue reading

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God Controls The Outcomes

The second truth God taught me during my extended sabbath comes straight out of Isaiah 40:10 which says, “See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and his arm rules for him. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense … Continue reading

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God Knows

The first truth God taught me when I faced my own limitations comes straight from Isaiah 40: 28. Isaiah described reality when he wrote: “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator … Continue reading

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We Don’t, But God Does

As I wrote in my last few posts, we learn in sabbath that the only thing we actually control is our dysfunctional responses to God, to people, and to circumstances. It’s a very painful lesson. But God doesn’t invite us … Continue reading

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My Response Is All I Control

When we take a  break (a Sabbath) we realize, in the final analysis, that there’s only one thing God has given us any influence over. In the end, all we actually control is our response to life. That’s it! You … Continue reading

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