“A Holy and Restful Day”
We assign ourselves many holidays, none of which are actually for the worship of our Lord.
Our Holy Father gave the Sabbath Day to us knowing that we need it and that we would probably not have done this on our own.
Sabbath is a day of worship, of being closer to our Father, blocking out all worldly worries.
Sabbath is a time of appreciating all of the blessings given to us, a time to speak our faith and gratitude and to express our love.
In all of this time we as Christians have debated the day, the Sabbath Day.
Is it Saturday or Sunday? I feel that the wicked one has worked harder on this issue than on any other.
Clearly the Seventh Day is the Sabbath, the Seventh Day made holy as a covenant between our Lord and us.
Father, Son and Holy Ghost please continue to make the Fourth Commandment strong and clear for all of the children of Christ to see.
If we move any of our holidays or occasions to another day there will be no falling from grace. But, if we change the Sabbath surely there will be repercussions for it was commanded!
Friends, if this were not so important our Father would not have made it a commandment for surely we must realize that all that will keep us on the right path was not asked but has been commanded.
Our Father’s wisdom is great for had He only asked, how many of His children would then be lost?
Yes, our loving Father has even commanded us to worship and rest. Are there any among us whom cannot realize what this means?
It had to be this way for our loving God knew this to be the right way, the right path to help us unto Salvation.
Sabbath, let it be to you the most treasured holiday there is. On the Seventh Day, once a week, we are not just commanded but gloriously blessed to have this one day of surety. It is a day in which to give thanks, to praise, to uplift our spirits, to be refreshed and to strengthen faith, hope and love. Why should our loving Father have to command this when we should, on our own, when asked do this willingly?
This day I have completed my work. I shall bless this day and make it a covenant between you and I.
Sisters and brothers, we know in our hearts how we fail. This, too, we have sinned against. But have faith and hope for the grace of our Father is great.
Let us spread the Word of the Seventh Day and the Fourth Commandment vigorously for our Father surely deserves ever so much more from us.
Isn’t it wonderful news that in all things holy we shall have an over abundance of help? We surely, if left to our own devices and with the wicked one working against us, would stand no chance.
Through the blood of Christ and the Ten Commandments, the Holy Ghost and our will, our Father’s design is perfect to see us through.
“Oh, sweet Father, I pray you to know of our hearts and that it is no longer because of being commanded that we keep the Sabbath but that we love you and do this from out of that love for you; not that we have to but because we want to ...not just to please you but to express our deepest thanks and gratitude for your love, grace and forgiveness.
Father, for all of these things we worship you and for all things we know not of yet.
Please continue to guide us and forgive us for it is true that we have been lost but with you we shall find our way. In Jesus name, Amen.”
Jerry Grable 2005
Here you will find a collection of inspiring thoughts that I’ve gathered from the Bible. I would encourage you to share these inspirational thoughts with others, as they can certainly prove to be motivational, inspiring, and life-changing!
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who suffer persecution for living righteously, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when men revile you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for likewise they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:3-12)
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how could it become salty again? It would be good for nothing, but to be thrown outside and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world: a city that is set on a mountain cannot be hidden; neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a lampstand; and it gives light to everyone in the house. Likewise, let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:13-16)
If the Son sets you free, you will surely be free! (John 8:36)
Do not let your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. There are many rooms in My Father’s house. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, so that you may be where I am. And where I go you know, and the way you know. (John 14:1-4)
Come to Me, all you who are weary and weighed down with heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in spirit. Indeed, you will surely find rest in Me! My yoke is easy, and My burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)
Behold, I am standing at the door knocking: if any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me. (Revelation 3:20)
Wait on Yahweh. Do not give up, but persevere, and He will strengthen your heart. Wait on Yahweh. (Psalm 27:14)
Be courageous, and He will strengthen your heart, all you who hope in Yahweh. (Psalm 31:24)
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)
Even though I am in the midst of trouble, I am confident that You will revive me; for You will stretch forth Your mighty hand against my enemies; Your right hand will save me from their wrath. (Psalm 138:7)
The steps of a righteous man are ordered by Yahweh; and He delights in his way. Though he may stumble, he will not be utterly cast down, for Yahweh upholds him with His hand. (Psalm 37:23-24)
Cast your burdens on Yahweh, and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be moved. (Psalm 55:22)
Yahweh will be a refuge for the oppressed, a safe haven in times of trouble. Those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, O Yahweh, have never forsaken anyone who has turned to You. (Psalm 9:9-10)
Blessed are they who know the joyful sound! They will walk in the light of Your countenance, O Yahweh. And in Your name, they will rejoice all day long, for in Your righteousness they will be lifted up. (Psalm 89:15-16)
Those who sow in tears will reap a harvest of joy; for though they may weep while going forth to plant their seed, if they persevere, they will undoubtedly return rejoicing—bringing their sheaves with them. (Psalm 126:5-6)
You are my hiding place. You will preserve me from trouble. You will encompass me with songs of deliverance. (Psalm 32:7)
Have you not known or heard that Yahweh, the everlasting God and Creator of all the earth, does not faint or ever become weary? Indeed, His understanding is inexhaustible! He gives strength to the weak, and power to those who have no might. Even the youth will faint and be weary, and utterly fail; but those who wait on Yahweh will receive new strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run, and not become weary, they will walk, and not faint! (Isaiah 40:28-31)
Seek Yahweh while He may be found; call on Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; may he return to Yahweh, who is merciful, and He will abundantly pardon him. ‘My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,’ says Yahweh. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return, watering the earth and making it bring forth and bud—to give seed to the sower and bread to the hungry, so also will My word go forth from My mouth; it will not return to me void, but will accomplish what I please, and prosper in whatever I send it to do.’ (Isaiah 55:6–11)
Therefore, the redeemed of Yahweh will return; they will come to Zion with songs of praise. A crown of everlasting joy will rest on their heads, filling their lives gladness. They will rejoice as sorrow and mourning flee from their presence! (Isaiah 51:11)
The joy of Yahweh is your strength! (Nehemiah 8:10b)
We are encountering trouble from every side; yet we are not distressed. We are perplexed, but not living in despair. We often suffer persecution; but we are not forsaken. We are cast down, but not destroyed (2 Corinthians 4:8-9)
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him, to enable them to fulfill the purpose for which they are called. (Romans 8:28)
I know what it means to be abased, and how to abound; no matter where I am or what my circumstances might be, whether I am hungry or full, whether I have everything I want or am in need, I have learned how to remain hopeful in everything. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength! (Philippians 4:12-13)
My God will not leave you in want, but will supply all your needs according to His riches, in the glory of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 4:19)
And I saw new heavens and a new earth, for the first ones had passed away; and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, that is, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And then I heard a great voice from heaven, which said, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them, and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there will be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither will there be any more pain, for the former things have passed away. (Revelation 21:1-4)