Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Sabbath as a Day of Rest

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work,...
Exodus 20:8-10

Our home dates back to at least the 1860's. Therefore, we have no central air conditioning. We have one window unit downstairs and two upstairs, plus fans and a ceiling fan in the kitchen. All of these do keep our house cool during the summer.

Every spring I go through the same ritual of cleaning all of the fans and the filters of the air conditioners. It is 90 degrees here today, so guess what I've been doing for the past hour and a half? Since it's not even May, I refuse to put on the a/c's, but the fans are going. (Besides, we had an incident with an Easter egg and our downstairs a/c unit. Let's just say we have to get the egg out of there SOON!)

Each Sunday, after we go to church and have lunch, I always have a mile long list of things to get done around the house and/or to prep for Monday's class. Along with this list comes guilt because I know the Lord has commanded us to observe the Sabbath and to take it as a day of rest.

My question for all of my bloggy friends is do you take Sunday as a day of rest or are you running around like I am? If it is a restful day for you, what do you do during the week to prepare and make sure Sunday is a day of rest for you and your family? Please let me know because I want to fix this for myself and my family!!! I appreciate your answers as you all are a blessing to me.


Chatty Kelly said...

To my the rest part is being in church and worshipping God. Then I head back out to the "real world" and care for my family. Jesus healed on the sabboth, and talked about saving a animal in a pit on the sabboth. I'm caring for my family so I think it's okay.

I think if you use your "to do's" as an excuse not to go to church - then you are not keeping the day holy.

Good luck & God bless and you findout what God wants for you & your family on this issue.

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Thats a million dollar question! I tend to go back & forth, sometimes I'm working around the house, and other times I rest & relax with family. I look forward to reading wht others have to say!