The one thing I always try to remember after all of the studying and the practical application we try to do is to ask myself “Now What?”
What am I going to do with this information?
What is the whole point of studying this particular subject?
Did what I learned impact my life in some way?
Putting Sabbath into Practice
The past few months, I have been taking webinars and reading e-books and doing worksheets to help us better know what we are doing as we produce this blog and get information into your hands. I’ve been collecting information, but the one thing that each of the businesses producing the information has been quick to remind is that until we put it into practice, it’s just useless information. It does us no good to even collect the information if we don’t actually use it.
Don’t let the information we’ve provided go to waste!
So, now that we’ve talked about what Sabbath is, some of our experiences with it, and the complete need for Sabbath in our lives today, what do you do with that information?
At first, I didn’t believe Sabbath had much to do with the Christmas. But as I’ve watched social media and blog posts over the last few weeks, I’ve seen more and more people talk about taking a pause from the hustle and bustle that we’ve created Christmas season to be and enjoying time with family.
And I realized that December is the perfect month to be pondering Sabbath.
I think that we have realized the need to stop and take a break from everything that the world tells us we need to do. We need that space in our lives to really enjoy and be present in this season and time of life.
We need to be reminded that we meet God in those still, small moments that are set aside to enjoy the wonder, and beauty and hope of the season. The people we are with can be restored by being present in the moment.
I encourage you to set aside some time before Christmas. Take a day. A few hours. A week. And be present. Put the phone aside and focus on your friends and family. Rather than watching television and movies, play a board game or put together a puzzle. And enjoy the beauty of the moment.
P.S. In order for us to practice Sabbath, Eric and I are going to be practicing Sabbath with our family. Even though it’s not advised for any blog to “go dark” over the holidays, we will be. We want to take time to practice what we’ve “preached” and we want to enjoy the Christmas season with our family and friends. We will be back in 2016 and we can’t wait for all that this new year will hold!
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