A Day That Belongs To The Lord

If you were an 8-hour sleeper, could you rest in the sanctuary of God’s presence for the other 16 hours of a day and be completely satisfied and content…fulfilled? Would you find this to be a day of abundance?

John 10:9-10 ESV
I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. [10] The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

If you didn’t have to go to work and didn’t have to take care of children or others (which CAN BE forms of worship also), could you spend your waking hours of just one day reading His Word, discussing His Word, Worshipping Him in His Word and Praying Through His Word, listening to His Word through sermons, soaking meditating in His Word? Would that bore you or drive you nuts? Would it make you antsy and unproductive?

Keep in mind, this wouldn’t deprive you of exercise, meals, or relationships. It wouldn’t chain you to a specific location. It wouldn’t deprive you of community, music or conversation. It wouldn’t tie your hands from your devices…but could you spend an entire day where your Creator and Savior, His Spirit and His Word are your absolute, complete and only focus – walking with Him, talking with Him, learning of Him, resting in Him and not feeding any fleshly pleasure for more ________, not even one ounce?

Would you be willing to try it? Could you find a day in your life that you could Sabbath with God Himself…a day where you could completely focus your reverent attention on Him, every waking minute for the purpose of spiritual, physical, and emotional rest, replenishment, rejuvenation?
Would this not be what it means to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ?

Romans 8:28-30 ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. [29] For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. [30] And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

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