Great Quotes on Rest & Sabbath

Rest is a rare commodity in our culture. May the quotes below serve to give you some encouragement as you make today a day of rest.

Quotes on Rest & Sabbath

Great Quotes on Purpose

  • “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” – Saint Augustine
  • “The command is “Do no work.” Just make space. Attend to what is around you. Learn that you don’t have to DO to BE. accept the grace of doing nothing. Stay with it until you stop jerking and squirming.” – Dallas Willard
  • “Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” – Mary Angelou
  • “A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the most joyous day of the week.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  • “Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.” – Mark Buchanan
  • “Every time we turn to Christ in faith it is like a moment of Sabbath, a little foretaste of eternal rest and glory. The gift of that moment lies not in what we do but what we receive. It is the holy time set aside to receive the greatest gift of God ever has to give, which is himself, in his own beloved Son.” – Philip Cary
  • “At least one indication of unbelief is the tendency to measure life’s challenges against our own adequacy instead of God’s promises. To enter our Sabbath rest, we must put an end to self-reliance – trusting in our own abilities to overcome difficulties, rise above challenges, escape tragedies, or achieve personal greatness.” – Charles Swindoll

[reminder]What is one activity you will purposefully do this weekend that will be restful and refilling for you?[/reminder]