It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. Life happens, and sometimes you are pulled away from the things you are called to do. Thankfully there is grace for even the simple things, like blogs. My time away from writing hasn’t been wasted. It’s given me some new insights and helped me to realize a few things. I hope the lessons I’ve learned will help you too.

The importance of the sabbath

“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.”
Exodus 20:8-11

The sabbath is not a suggestion to consider, it is a commandment to obey. I have learned that the sabbath was created to remind us of who God is. Forgetting the sabbath is forgetting the creator.

Prioritizing what is important

“so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God”
Colossians 1:10

Sometimes our diligence toward a certain task can also become our disobedience. Do my priorities align with what God has called me to do? This seems so simple, but it can be hard to prune those things that are not apart of God’s will for my life.

Building a legacy

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
Deuteronomy 6:5-7

Building a spiritual legacy requires us to live out our faith with transparency and pass down the character traits that God is refining in us. What might this look like for you? When you are willing to share how you respond to hardship, approach your work, manage money and make decisions, you bring tremendous, life-changing potential to those around you. Even when your life seems like a train wreck, God can and will use your experiences to help others grow when you trust Him with every area of your life, depend on His Word and live in community with other believers.