I recently rejoined the traditional workforce. This means I wake up at 0’dark-thirty, contend with traffic, strive to be excellent for 8+ hours, contend with more traffic, eat quickly, and get to bed as early as possible so I can do it all over again.
Don’t get me wrong — I love what I do. I am blessed to work for an amazing company! But by Wednesday–only three days into the week–I am already eager to enter into Shabbat. On the sixth day, Friday, my energy peaks because I can feel Shabbat emerging.
It is finally the seventh day! The day YHVH set apart at creation to rest!
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. 2 And on the seventh day God [Elohiym] finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. 3 So Elohiym blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it Elohiym rested from all the work that he had done in creation.
I do not have a formal Sabbath tradition. I am just thankful to ease into the day, do no work, and study YHVH’s word at a relaxing pace. Because I have taken the time to slow down, I always expect to hear Him more clearly than I do during the busy-ness of the week.
Most Shabbat mornings, I have the wonderful opportunity to gather online with an intimate group of family and friends for a virtual bible study. We open YHVH’s word, read together and seek His understanding. We pray for one another, poke fun at each other in love, and stand in awe of YHVH together. For me, it is absolutely a Sabbath Delight and I believe it is pleasing to YHVH.
If you are seeking a place to study YHVH’s word with an open heart, an open mind and a thirst for truth, please contact us for more information about our virtual group. We look forward to meeting you on Shabbat!