Practices

Marva Dawn Challenges Our Sabbath Practices

I have been challenged by many colleagues throughout my ministry to observe a day off. Several years ago I read Randy Frazee’s Making Room for Life and challenged with two thoughts: (1) that in scripture the day begins at sunset so the rhythm of the day is relationships, rest, and work; (2) that we work from rest and not rest from work. In Genesis 1 we are created in the image of God on the sixth day, charged to work and produce, and spend the next day resting with God on the Sabbath. As a result I no longer talk about a day off … I am trying to work into a practice of Sabbath. In this clip, from the folks over at The Work of the People, Marva Dawn pushes me to explore with the church I serve how to incorporate a truer Sabbath-keeping into our life together.