Sunday, February 22, 2009

Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy

This was the subject that was given to our speakers in our Church today. It is such a good subject. I loved the subject. I wish I would be better on keeping the Sabbath day holy. I believe I can do some changes and little by little become a better person, mother and wife.

The great thing about this subject and the family who spoke on it was that it was done so well. Sometimes what one person feels is a good Sunday activity another person may feel that the activity is inappropriate. Our neighbors who spoke, were so good to tell us that we must choose for ourselves what is appropriate and what is not appropriate.

There are some really obvious things like shopping on Sunday for things we could buy at another time. This of course would not be in keeping the Sabbath Day Holy. On the other hand, doing work may be appropriate. Such as in the scriptures we are asked by Jesus, if your oxen were stuck in the mud, would you leave it there until Monday to rescue it? If your house was flooding on Sunday would you wait until Monday to stop the water and clean up? I certainly would not.

For some families playing games is a way to build memories and strengthen our relationships. For other families playing games could be destructive and too boisterous. The great thing is that if we are in tune to the teachings of our prophets and use our scriptures, we can find the answers to our questions concerning if something is appropriate for ourselves. We can use prayer and expect that the Lord will answer us and help us keep the Sabbath Day Holy.

I do not always choose the best ways to keep the Sabbath Holy. I know I can do better. Thank Heavens I have the knowledge that I can repent and do better.


1 comment:

  1. This is an area where I don't do so well sometimes. Like you were saying not shopping on Sunday. Sometimes we do shop on Sunday, sometimes it's the only time my hubby is home during the day. I could always try harder.

    Thanks for your advice about my .com dilemma. I am still trying to decide if I should do it or not. But if I do, I will try to make it something simple and easy to spell, lol. I never really thought about that.