It’s been my third week now since I’ve decided to have saturdays be my day of sabbath. Today it hit me why God really wanted me to make a time for sabbath and the purpose behind it.
I made sure my schedule was free from any work related responsibilities and decided to spend all day with my family. And that’s what I did, spend every moment with my beloved family.
The majority of my afternoon was spent at my dad’s shoe repair shop with my mom and sister. What I’ve realized is that for that last few years I always just stop by the shop in passing, always having somewhere else to go, and never really spent time with my dad at work. When I was younger I used to spend countless hours walking behind him watching everything he would do while asking a million questions. I was able to do that again today, it brought back so many memories just being able to be in my dads presence watching him work. I was able to help out here and there but most importantly we talked a lot throughout the day.
After work we went out to dinner with my aunt and uncle and afterwards walked around IKEA. Simple things like that brought a smile to my face and filled me with peace.
The biggest thing I got out of today was having a thankful heart. Actually spending intentional time with my family I couldn’t help but be thankful for the most loving people God has placed in my life. All day being in the presence of love all around I was reminded of how thankful I must be for the simple things in life.
I saw God today.