The idea of Sabbath has always seemed to me like a strange, Old Testament word. I couldn’t see how it applied in our modern life.
My understanding of the Sabbath began to change as I looked for ways to manage stress and anxiety. Rest is always at the top of the list for those struggling with chronic stress. But, I’m not naturally able to “rest.” So, I was surprised to find that there were few practical suggestions on the interwebs. Mostly it was generic advice like, “you need to learn to rest,” and, “you need to find ways to manage your stress.” Yeah, I know, but how??
So I kept digging.
That is when the word Sabbath started to show up. I began to discover what the word means, what Sabbath rest look like, and what does the Bible say about it. Slowly I began to develop and a better understanding of what this type of rest was really about. [Read more…]
Marta Goertzen is an entrepreneur, writer and nature photographer. She daily explores the trails and beaches of the South Central Oregon Coast with her buddy Bailey. You can follow along on their adventures on Instagram. She is also the author of several books including her newest, “Confident Hope: A Daily Quiet Time Journal”. Start your own daily gratitude practice with our, “7 Days of Gratitude Challenge – A Gratitude Journal Starter Kit”.