Sabbath Reconnection

Rise & Shine: A Journey through Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

In the midst of our busy lives, there comes a gentle call—a call to spiritual awakening. Join us on this Sabbath Reconnection journey as we explore the transformative verses of Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, uncovering a path to renewal and restoration.

Verse-by-Verse Personal Bible Study:

The Anointing of the Spirit (Isaiah 61:1)

  • The Spirit’s anointing is a divine touch, empowering us to proclaim good news and bind up the brokenhearted.
  • Reflect on moments when you’ve felt this anointing, and consider how you can share the good news with those around you.

Divine Exchange (Isaiah 61:2-3)

  • In these verses, we witness a profound exchange—beauty for ashes, joy for mourning, and praise for despair.
  • Take a moment to reflect on times when God has turned your mourning into joy and your despair into praise.

Active Participation in Renewal (Isaiah 61:4)

  • We are called to be active participants in the renewal process.
  • Consider areas in your life that need rebuilding and restoration. How can you contribute to the renewal of your community and beyond?

God’s Covenant Faithfulness (Isaiah 61:8-9)

  • God’s faithfulness is unwavering.
  • Reflect on His promises in your life and express gratitude for His covenant faithfulness.

Flourishing of Righteousness and Praise (Isaiah 61:10-11)

  • As we delight in the Lord, righteousness and praise spring forth.
  • How can you cultivate a spirit of delight and gratitude in your daily life?

Essential Oil Blend: I Am Peace from the I Am Affirmation Collection

In this blend:

Chamomile: Calming and centering, promoting peace and serenity.
Lavender: Balancing and purifying, fostering spiritual growth and awareness.
Geranium: Harmonizing and uplifting, encouraging emotional balance.
Grapefruit: Refreshing and energizing, promoting spiritual clarity.
Mandarin: Calming and soothing, enhancing spiritual connection.

 

Ways to Use During Spiritual Practice

  • Diffuse during prayer or meditation for a peaceful atmosphere.
  • Apply diluted on pulse points before Bible study for a centered focus.
  • Add a few drops to a bath for a calming and spiritually uplifting experience.

 

Affirmation

I am an awakened soul, attuned to the divine rhythm of life. The Spirit within me is a guiding light, leading me to profound spiritual renewal. I embrace the anointing of the Spirit, exchanging ashes for beauty, mourning for joy, and despair for praise. With each breath, I am renewed, actively participating in the divine process of rebuilding and restoring. I trust in God’s covenant faithfulness, and as I delight in the Lord, righteousness and praise spring forth within me. I am on a journey of spiritual awakening, and with each step, I am filled with peace, joy, and a deep connection with the Spirit within.

As we enter into this Sabbath Reconnection journey, may the verses of Isaiah 61 guide us toward a deeper spiritual awakening. Embrace the anointing of the Spirit, engage in active renewal, and let the I Am Peace essential oil blend be a companion on your path to spiritual growth. In the quiet moments, may you find peace, joy, and a renewed connection with the Spirit within.

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