A Holy Rhythm

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Exodus 20:8-11, Exodus 31:12-17, Mark 2:23-28, Mark 3:1-5

Start each day by reading the Scripture. During this reading plan, we’ll then use the summary provided here to guide our discussion around the daily reading.

The Israelite people were called to set aside a holy day of rest, called the Sabbath. This weekly rhythm of ceasing from work made space for the Israelites to remember, in every day and moment, the fullness of the rest they were promised.

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  1. Brandy Deruso says:

    Healing is my portion!

  2. Fill in Fill in says:

    Agreed! The last few years with the pandemic showed us there is an alternative pace to life. We don’t have to rush and hurry all the time. Recently, the Lord has been speaking to me regarding rest and sabbath. We have put it into practice the past month or so and it is so life giving. I look forward to it each week!

  3. Shea Frederickson says:

    I love this! I was just having this conversation last week before I had the chance to read this. I love working in my flower beds it’s relaxing for me & I spend the time in conversation with God almost the entire time. Most would say I’m working, reality is I’m resting with God. ❤️

  4. Erin K says:

    Amen. I’m working in Turkey now – the entire nation is in deep grief and anger at so many lives lost. Many cities are entirely ruined, including Antakya, which is ancient Antioch, where the followers of Christ first called themselves Christians.

  5. Terri Baldwin says:

    11 You make known to me the path of life;
    in your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. 13 “You are to speak to the people of Israel and say, ‘Above all you shall keep my Sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the Lord, sanctify you. 27 So God created man in his own image,
    in the image of God he created him;
    male and female he created them. – Psalms 16:11,13,27 we all need rest and He wants us to have rest.

  6. Jasmine Cummins says:

    Marnie- I love this perspective ❤️

  7. Jenn Virdier says:

    It’s interesting how we a society idolize business. Where this does 2 things. 1 it becomes our first God- which there’s an abundance wrong with that and then we don’t rest and we come hardened as a culture. There’s a lot of clarity coming from this- and in saying this I confess that I too am guilty of these things. We as a family are observing the sabbath from here on and I’m cooking all day today lol. So I can just rest after church tomorrow.

  8. Adrianne says:

    The Lord telling us that we need to rest and us accepting the grace of his word is essential to us knowing how necessary rest is to our lives. We need to know that it’s okay to take our time off of work wether that is a job or even work in our homes to rest. Wishing everyone the rest they need during our weeks of hard work!!