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In our culture, we have grown to expect to use every minute of every day with efficiency and vigor.  Changes in technology, flexibility in work placement all have led to a generation that literally never stops.  God saw that potential early on.  So after he created the world and all that was in it—he stopped.  He took a day and just enjoyed the completed project.  He broke the frenzied cycle of doing and rested and enjoyed the fruit of his labor.  When we remember, he is our creator—he created us in his image—then we need also to remember, that he knows how we function best.

 We need to stop periodically and worship God—we need to recognize what he has done in our lives and we need to honor him for it.  In addition, we need to simply break the cycle of frenetic hurry and simply rest and enjoy him and his creation.  When God speaks of keeping the Sabbath holy, he truly means set apart.  He wants us to do things different once a week.  Once a week consider God over your own needs.  Be selfless, be humble, be worshipful and be focused on God, not on yourself.

 God never intended the Sabbath to be a holy day of obligation—his intention was that it be a day where we stop our normal pattern, rest, be together and focus on who and whose we are.  God rested—not because he was tired, but because he knew we would need a guide on how to do life differently.

 God Bless You

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.