Days of the Heart, the holy Sabbath

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The final in a series of seven short musings.

It is finished. It is good. Rest now.

“Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest.” (Exodus 34:21 KJVA.)

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” (Matthew 22:37 KJVA).

To love with all our heart sounds so simple, yet we may not truly grasp the concept of the depth of the heart.  These seven pieces were my expression of realization of that which I do not realize–that the heart is the place of infinite mysteries.  The secrets of God and His universe are profoundly encoded upon the human heart. The heart is the quantum access point to God–the divinely created portal to enlightenment through immaculate love.

But the journey is daunting, and we embark on an epic quest, which we know has no end.  But we go anyway. And within each moment that we say “here I am” as did Samuel , or “send me” as did Isaiah, we take another step on the path to Him.  We seek His face always. But wait! Do you feel His presence? He is just ahead. But now He is behind! And now He is near, surrounding and encompassing–what does this mean?  Do you perceive the omnipresent compassion? Are we there?

Today is Day Seven.  For six days I listened, walked, followed, climbed, fell, and sought His face.  Today I rest. Today I draw nigh to Him, and He draws nigh to me. I am there, in His holy rest.

Some people feel compelled to action–constantly. To stop moving is to stop serving, or perhaps stop loving. Not so, my friend. This is why He speaks of rest, and demonstrates that rest for us. Therefore I imitate, so I, too, must rest.

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  (Matthew 11:28 KJVA).

Rest (as in cease motion)…stop moving, regroup, recover, heal, observe, be still, give thanks, pray, enjoy, celebrate.

Restore (as in rest to replenish)…repair, gather, fortify, edify, fill, cleanse, refresh, sleep and dream.

Remain (as in the rest)…stay, wait, endure, be present, trust, see, you are the remnant.

The creation. story tells us of six magnificent manifestations, culminating in a time of rest.  What miraculous creations are we commanding, as did He? Are they good? Do you see only beauty, science, color, light and love?  Pray love into form, speak compassion into reality, and carry your power–do this six times, and then rest.

The spiritual numerology of seven is the creation story itself.  Let the seven encode you. Unravel the mystery of creation power.  Bring your light, as the seven candlesticks of Revelation. Activate your seven chakras.  Remember the power of Joshua’s holy army, as they followed His instructions: “And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. ” (Joshua 6:4 KJVA.)

Then rest.  “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” (Genesis 2:3 KJVA.)

For rest is sacred, it is holy, it is good.  Rest is peace, and comfort. Rest is love, and restoration for the soul.  Rest in the peace of your loving God, and let His peace rest in you. “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7 KJVA.)

Thank you for reading this little series.  I hope you liked it! The next series is under construction! Any requests?

With great love,

Robin

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1 Response to Days of the Heart, the holy Sabbath

  1. Sandy says:

    My Mom always said you need your rest. Your body heals as you rest. She was right. Be still, be present, rest in love and renew. Thanks Robin!

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