Why Power Down?

It seems we’re constantly “on”—on the go, on call, on technology—leaving little time for rest and reflection. Our constant state of being “on” often causes us to be cut off from spiritual, relational, and emotional growth.  As we seek to draw nearer to Christ, let us take time to “Power Down” during our Sabbath Month.

Spending set aside time in quiet seclusion with our Father offers so many benefits. We will be able to—

Follow Christ’s example: Mark 1:35 and Matthew 14:23

Experience deeper connection with God: Galatians 5:25 and Psalms 131:2-3

Express worship to God: Zephaniah 1:7a and Habakkuk 2:20

Gain physical and spiritual restoration: Psalm 62:5 and Mark 6:31

Grow spiritually: Job 6:24 and Isaiah 30:15

How will we Power Down?

Use 5:30 model: 5 times a week, we will power down for 30 minutes.
Share in a small group: Spend ten minutes once a week sharing with your spouse, accountability partner, or friend about what came out of your time.

What do you do when Powering Down?

  1. Find a quiet space alone
  2. Power down your technology like your television, cell phone, tablet, radio, or instant messaging programs, etc.
  3. Pray that your mind be made free to focus on God
  4. Do one or more of the following:
a.    Sit quietly
b.    Journal, draw, or paint
c.    Meditate
d.    Read Bible passages
e.    Pray
f.    Go for a walk, hike, or bike
g.    Read a book