What I Learned from Our First Family Sabbath
We've been wanting to purposefully set aside a day of rest for quite some time. For a variety of reasons, we never seemed to do it.
Last week we made a conscious effort to set aside a purposeful day of rest on the traditional Sabbath.
We understand that it has no bearing on our salvation, but choose to do it out of obedience and blessing.
We also decided to build upon our Sabbath "activities" as time goes on rather than begin full blast and risk falling short of the "ideal".
With that, we skipped the computers, tv and video games plus all the non-essential work.
Sounds easy enough, right?
I learned something very valuable. Purposeful rest is HARD and it's something I need to prepare for!
Sure we spent time reading the word, praying and resting. We also enjoyed uninterrupted family game time, taking walks and tea parties. That was the EASY part.
But it wasn't easy to NOT do laundry, run the sweeper, batch cook and so on.
For myself, it was a HUGE effort to keep my mind off of work and my to-do list.
For our next Sabbath rest, I'm going to do better at getting those "nagging chores" completed before hand so I can completely enjoy the day of rest, refocus and worship!
Do you observe a Sabbath in your home?