Sabbath Revisited

In talking with my wife recently, I had insights into what I was trying to say in my post “Is a day off a bastard Sabbath”?

She said it’s all about trust. That’s so true. I don’t have to trust God in a day off. I just take it. But in a Sabbath, I don’t do any “work”–I try to keep from checking email, reading “work-related” books, etc. That takes trust.

I need to trust that God will do the work He’s called me to do.

I need to trust that He will guard my reputation if people are upset for my lack of immediate response.

I need to trust.

As Mark Batterson says, a Sabboath is like a tithe. I trust that God can do more with my 90% than I can do with my 100%. So to, I need to trust that God can do more with my 6 days than I can with my 7.

It’s all about trust.

Reminds me of a post I did a couple years ago about meekness. That’s about trust too.

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

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