In an always-connected world, we needn’t sugarcoat it: disconnecting and finding solitude is hard. But it is also necessary. Through the additional spiritual practices of journaling, sharing meals, and observing communion, we can experience rest and life with God.
God calls us to come to him and find refreshment by creating times of sabbath within our lives and families. As disciples of Jesus, we need to develop the practice of sabbath by disconnecting from our work, phones, and busyness to enter intentional times of rest with God, family, and friends.
Jesus modeled a life of regularly withdrawing into places of silence and solitude for prayer and refreshment. As disciples of Jesus, we need to follow Jesus by entering into times of solitude and silence, intentionally setting aside time to withdraw from our busy, distracting world.
Despite the selfishness of his people, God never changed his mind about sending salvation through Jesus. God’s incredible grace means he will never give up on his promises, and it is never too late to turn from our sin to his justice.
This is the third week in our four week series titled Back to the Future. This week we see that just going through the motions of religious acts means nothing when the rest of your life isn’t in obedience to God. Examine your life: is it just a religious show or do you take the time to obey God and live out his justice even when no one is looking?