"If you watch your step on the Sabbath
and don't use my holy day for personal advantage,
If you treat the Sabbath as a day of joy,
God's holy day as a celebration,
If you honor it by refusing 'business as usual,'
making money, running here and there -
Then you'll be free to enjoy God!
Oh, I'll make you ride high and soar above it all.
I'll make you feast on the inheritance of your ancestor Jacob."
I came across this scripture as I was reading the Bible this evening, and I was amazed yet again at how God always puts the perfect scripture in our lives at the right time! This is literally how I spent my day - with God. I arose this morning and prayed before church. I then went to worship, which was amazing as always. Chatted with my family, enjoyed the warm weather and some coffee with a friend, then came home and spent the rest of the day reading His Word, working on my online bible study, typing up my sermon recap, and praying. And I must say, this is the best day I have had in a long time!
I had been debating on whether or not to pick up some extra hours on Sundays at my part-time job. I realize now this is the answer to my question! God answered by scripture and by my experience today. I literally felt like I spent the whole day with Him, talking to Him, listening to Him, learning from Him, loving Him, and being loved by Him. As the passage said, I was free to enjoy God, and as I did He made me ride high and soar above everything! I am so thankful for Christ, my church, and His Word!!!