Breathe, by Priscilla Shirer study has been an excellent way for the women at Eastanallee to align our calendar, to-do list, and commitments for the New Year with what God has planned for us.    As women, we are so busy planning and making sure that we squeeze every minute out of our day that there is not any margin left. Can we “just say no”?  Are we missing the daily rest that he provides to us?  Learning how to rest in God's presence and the feeling of freedom knowing He is in control gives a new perspective to our day. 

Priscilla says in Breathe, “God always and eternally intended the Sabbath to be a lifestyle–an attitude, a perspective, an orientation for living that enables us to govern our lives and steer clear of bondage.”  

The Breathe study has been a great insight to how the Sabbath principle is the key to freedom.  The Hebrew word for Sabbath, is Shabbat.  It means to come to an end, to cease, to stop, to pause. When do we as women actively participate in the Sabbath?

The study has given the women an opportunity to grow closer together.  Build new friendships,  have prayer partners and see that we are not alone to navigate this journey.

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery"

—Gal 5:1 ESV

Ashley McDonald

Women’s Ministry Director

Eastanallee Church