Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Day Of Rest

We need to urge people to lay aside everyday tasks once a week for a day of rest. Sunday should be a time for spiritual growth, family, activities and such, to pause after a busy week of work routines whether at the workplace or from home, to focus on faith and family. It feels good to set aside this day to just rest! Did you know the word "sabbath" means "the day of rest"? God created the world in 6 days and rested on the 7th, for this reason, one day is set aside during the week as a day of rest and worship. Now, however, it is not a day to waste away by doing nothing. Unfortunately, Sunday is usually a catch-up on chores day. Okay, Yes, I am guilty. You might think a day of rest?How? Dirty diapers don't stop on Sundays! Besides, I have barely the time to read the grocery ads and cut out my coupons, let alone Christian books! Can you relate? I am so guilty. Does taking a day of rest seem like impossible? In biblical times, keeping the Sabbath would bring delight not duty. Here's how we can make Sunday special. First: Plan ahead, take some time Saturday eve to prepare the next days dinner to prevent Sunday morning chaos. Second: Set aside time to focus on the Lord by going to church, worshipping and reading the word. Third: Take time for each other, unhurried, a special time. Take time to rest in the Lord! Many people have to work on Sundays. This however cannot be helped in most cases.Yes, there always seems to be more things to do than time to do them. The Sabbath has been celebrated for thousands of years. ultimately, its up to us to welcome the spirit of rest back into our busy weekends so we will feel refreshed and experience greater delight in all of our endeavors.


  1. I think this is a great post! Have you looked into the fact that Sabbath is actually on Saturday? The seventh day is actually from Friday evening to Saturday evening. That is the day that God established it to be from the beginning of creation, but in our humanness, we have chosen a different day to celebrate it. How do we get so mixed up on things?

    Our church has studied this and now gather for church on Saturday evening after Sabbath is actually over. What a blessing we have seen in our family from making the switch from what man picked for the day, from what God originally put in place. There is sure joy, peace, and true rest when we follow His Words and not man's. Blessings to you as you continue to seek out the truth of His entire word.

  2. I agree with this post. I think that Everyone should lay aside their everyday tasks and rest on the seventh day. It's to bad that some people don't do that along with some of Who I know that are Convient Christians.