Day 8

Remember Your Freedom

from the I Will Give You Rest reading plan

Deuteronomy 5:12-15, Luke 13:10-17, John 9:1-41, Colossians 2:8-10, Colossians 2:14-17

BY She Reads Truth

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.

When we remember the new life we have in Jesus is a life of freedom, we can cease our striving and laboring, and rest in the reality that Christ has already fulfilled the law. 

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46 thoughts on "Remember Your Freedom"

  1. Terri Baldwin says:

    As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. *John 9:5

  2. Sarah Ritchie says:

    I love this Churchmouse

  3. Jennifer Davis says:

    This is so wonderful! Could you please share some things that you guys do to help prepare for Sabbath and what that day usually entails? I have a 1yo and 3yo and I’m trying to figure out where to start with Sabbath. I want to have realistic expectations for this, but also give myself grace in times of rest. Any pointers would be great. Thank you.

  4. Karen Sumpter says:

    Rachel, I hear you! My nest is empty now (hang in there, girl, that season is coming and it’s worth it!) but I remember when the house was full of my 5 kids and I homeschooled on top of it. I always wondered why that command to Sabbath in Exodus 20:8 does NOT specifically include “your wife!” But I completely understand your struggle. I tried to make our Sunday “Sabbath” something special we looked forward to by having something special for breakfast or having a tea party with the girls or going on a walk with the boys. Even though those things may sound like more “work,” they really were restful because I wasn’t doing chores. I decided that the Sabbath was meant “meaningful relationships “ and God was honored by time invested in those relationships. During the teenage years that may have meant going shopping with my girls even while some may argue against shopping on the Sabbath . I had to convince my husband that

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  7. Annie says:

    @RachelfromTexas I try to Sabbath on Saturdays. I am a mom to a 16 month old, but I work from home and we have an amazing JoJo (she reads truth too!) and so I have lots of help. On the weekends I try not to think about doing things for my son as “work” if it’s stuff he needs. I do try to minimize chores and other tasks I can do on other days. However, I am newer to practicing the Sabbath and have some not-so-restful Saturdays too. (For instance, this past weekend I got the urge to clean and do other chores that were not necessary to do.) But I’m learning and trying to get better. I think what also helps is trying to set aside a few minutes of alone time (I know, so difficult to do) to just talk with God for a few minutes. I also try to pray and talk to God with my son at times as well and listen to worship music.
    Last week’s podcast episode really touched me – Racheal and Amanda mentioned that when you’re a mom of littles you have to make the choice to let things go and rest. This hit home as this is incredibly hard for me (I love a clean house). But something I am striving for is sitting and resting with my son vs going, going, going when I really don’t need to.

    Today’s readings were a great reminder that Jesus doesn’t want us to overthink or have all these rules for the Sabbath. Jesus wants us to simply find rest in Him alone and not other things (like keeping busy, cleaning, shopping for me).

    Digging deeper into rest has been really insightful so far, enjoying this study. I have lots of progress to make in my own Sabbath journey and I am grateful to be learning alongside other women around the world!

  8. Tricia Cavanaugh says:

    This is enough to allow me the freedom to rest!

    “He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

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