For the month of November my 28 day experiment will be Sabbath rest. Jesus is asking me to trust Him completely and to rest in Him.
“There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.” (Hebrews 4:9-11)
I usually think of rest as something I do because I’m tired and need a break. The Sabbath rest that is described in the Bible is actually simply stopping work.
As I mentioned in my last post, the core problem with humanity is that we want to be in control of our own lives. Jesus invites us to cease from our own work and our own efforts and rest in His ability and depend on His power.
I don’t know yet what exactly this experiment will look like. The writer of Hebrews says that we need to be diligent to enter that rest, which seems strange since diligence is essentially hard work. I think this means we need to be very intentional about continually giving up our lives to Jesus because it’s so difficult.
To start with I’m going to begin each day with a simple prayer to God asking Him to help me accept His control over my life.