He’s the hope that holds me, and the Stronghold to shelter me. Psalm 91:2 (TPT)
The Stronghold – The Lent Series – Part 6 – Digital Sabbath
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Having a digital Sabbath is a practice that we’re continuing this year. For one day over the weekend, we turn off all our devices – phones, computers, tablets – we ignore our emails and messages, the to-do list and expectations, and we rest. For those who have trouble with the word “rest,” you might like to call it “recovery” instead. Think of it as a time to put back into your body and spirit all the energy it has spent during this last week. It’s a day to think and pray, to get lost in the beauty all around us and the wonder of life, and breathe.
We’ve been talking a bit about Lent this past week, and now would be a good time to catch up on any devotions you may have missed.
Or perhaps, today you feel compelled to meditate on how the journey of Lent could lead you from death to life?
From my experience, God is always up to something. We don’t often see it, we’re too busy looking for the miraculous beyond ourselves, or filling our lives up with getting and doing and building… distracted, running, busy. Take time to stop, focus, think, analyze. Consider that those places of death in your life could be the very things you need to embrace to see resurrection take place.
“When you sit enthroned a under the shadow of Shaddai,
you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.
He’s the hope that holds me,
and the Stronghold to shelter me,
the only God for me,
and my great Confidence.” Psalm 91 (TPT)
Now go; Sabbath well.
For Lent I’ve been using these resources:
God For Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter
by Greg Pennoyer (Editor), Lauren F. Winner (Contributor), Kathleen Norris (Contributor), Richard Rohr (Contributor), Scott Cairns (Contributor).
by Frederick Buechner
Go to Part 7 – What Would You Do?
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