Daily Bible Inspirations

It's Okay To Just Be

by Darla Noble

He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

Mark 2:27-28

I have a confession to make. I’m not very good at doing nothing. In fact, I stink at it. I come from a long line of farmers and until a few short years ago, my days were spent caring for my four kids, 500-600 momma sheep (and their babies during lambing season), a greenhouse, and a BIG garden.

So yeah, doing nothing just wasn’t on my radar. It’s still not. Even with the health problems I have (kidneys are highly overrated), I still feel like I’m doing something wrong if I’m not doing something.

Today’s verse says otherwise, though. Today’s verse tells me that God wants…expects me to spend a day resting, refueling, and just being. I’m trying to, but I sure could use your prayers on this one. How about we pray for each other that we can all yield to God to take a day of rest and let God fill our bodies, hearts, and minds with what He wants for us.

God, Help me understand that the Sabbath isn’t just a good idea, but that it is something You expect of me. In the Name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.