Hey, Shirley, good to “read” you! I am encouraged that you (actually anyone also) responded to “the Sabbath challenge” i proposed. I’ll repeat it at the bottom of this post for those readers that don’t know what that means.
I did want to confess to you that i didn’t do so good yesterday (Saturday). I “remembered the day” several times, but i got caught up in the “virus fear-scurry” like most people.
And it could well be that i missed some real blessing because of it. Like going to the bank to get some cash before it isn’t available, and having too long a line to sit in too long so i couldn’t stay to get any $. Like going to the grocery store to get some “survival items” and seeing empty shelves for those items (but i got some other ones we needed).
Anyway, i have no reasonable excuse, it was just “lack of trust” that drove me – i could well have waited until today or tomorrow. In fact, today the bank had much faster access
You know, since i have had almost no response, other than yours, to “the challenge”, i was beginning to think that the Sabbath Command has been discarded or “given a low priority”, or something, by its Author. If there are any other persons who have tried “the challenge”, please share your experience, it would be greatly appreciated.
So, for those who don’t know, what is “the Sabbath challenge”? In simple terms, it is an experiment to see if Christ has any special blessing for you on the day He made special at the Beginning, and throughout the days of the loyal Israelites, the prophets (including Moses, of course), the disciples, and Jesus Himself.
The caution is that if the request to Him leads to any self-righteousness, judgementalism of non-Sabbatarians, guilt and self-condemnation or pride in oneself and one’s own efforts, then the “challenge” needs to be repeated without those add-ons.
But if Christ Jesus honors your request for evidence that He appreciates us remembering the Day and Command He carved in stone (twice, since Moses broke the first set of tablets), please share that with us. Thanks very much in advance, if you do.
And, Shirley, how about we try a “rest test” again next Day 7, and share here in this topic? Could be exciting…