Slow Down, Set Priorities

READ EXODUS 20: 8-11

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.


We live in a culture that never stops moving and never slows down. The problem with this way of life is that we can easily fall into the trap of believing that we are valuable because of what we can produce, not because we are God’s children. Sabbath is not as much about rest as it is about setting aside time in the rhythm of our week to remember that God is in control and remembering where our value comes from. It’s essentially a re-prioritization of our lives. How are you doing at slowing down? Where should your priorities be different?


Be intentional about planning a time in your week to slow down and reflect on what is most important in your life. During this time, pray for the people and things in your life that matter most.

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