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Monday, February 13, 2012

Freedom to Slow Down by Pete Wilson

Many of us have become convinced that speed is a necessary idol you have to worship in this time addicted culture.
When we pursue ambition and speed we lose wonder and awe.
When life becomes all about getting from Point A to Point B as fast as we possibly can, it comes at a cost.

I want to be filled with…
More questions and less conclusions.
More mystery and less assumptions.
More wonder and less equations.
The Sabbath is a day for me to stop and notice the gifts of God around me.
To watch the sun slowly drop out of the sky.
To lay in the hammock with a good book.
To slowly hike a trail with my boys.
To sit around the table and enjoy a long, unhurried meal with friends.
The Sabbath is a day to stop working, and just rest in the finished work of Jesus, to stop impressing God, and start enjoying him. It’s a weekly marker which so gently reminds us to stop doing things for him, and acknowledge what he’s done for you.

The Sabbath is a gift. A day God has created for us to celebrate our freedom in Him. If we ignore this rhythm then we miss an incredible opportunity to sit under the spout of God’s grace, and we are far less blessed than we could be.
Today's guest blogger is a husband, father of 3 wild boys, and a Pastor at  Cross Point Church.  He is also the author of "Plan B: What do you do when God doesn't show up the way you thought He would?" available in paperback and as an ebook.  For more information on Pete, his ministry, or his book, please visit


  1. So beautiful. I especially love these words: "The Sabbath is a gift."

    May the Lord use your words to bless many lives.

  2. As always Pete, great job! I so appreciate you! @DouglasGilmer