January 4, 2009

Rest and Honor

4-Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.Six days you shall labor and do all your work,but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

5-Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

Exodus 20:8-12 (NASB)

The next two resolutions deal with rest and honor.

I do not want to get into a discussion around the sabbath, which day it is, which day it should be. I want to talk about rest. Resting in the Lord, ceasing other activity to turn to Him and give Him your undivided attention. Get away from the routine of the week for a day and face God to replenish and recharge. The Lord calls us to labor on His behalf but He calls us to rest as well. Not couch potato rest, rest in Him. Doing His will, walking with Him. I think this can be as strenuous as any work you do the rest of the week, but if you are with Him, He will give you rest. And if you trust in Jesus, one day you will have that eternal rest that He has gained for you by His sacrifice.

Follow that up with honor. Your parents, your heritage, your gift from the Lord. Pay honor and respect to the seeds that were sown to make you who you are today, spiritually and emotionally, physically and mentally. Because if you honor that and keep going up the ladder, you will eventually give honor to God. You will realize that all you have to honor He placed in your life.

I need to start with Mom and Dad, but not stop until I get to the Father. It is a matter of attitude and action.

1 comment:

God's Not Finished With Us Yet... said...

I love what you wrote and I completely agree with you. I too, should start with my mom and dad and like you, not stop until I reach my Father.

You couldn't have said it better; it's all a matter of attitude and action. If you don't act; you don't have and if you don't have, well it's because one has not acted.

Oh, and I'm so glad that while you were on the road and tested Mobile Blogging that you didn't mess anything up on your site. WHEW! Close call! Glad to see you and your blog are still running strong for Christ.