My Heart-to-Heart with God About the Sabbath

MR says: We've all justified and rationalized, but no matter our excuses, in the end, we're just hurting ourselves when we don't obey our Heavenly Father. Here are some great insights into how we can better keep the Sabbath Day.

Conversations with God

I’m not sure how God speaks to other people, but with continual effort on my part, I’ve gotten better at recognizing both how He speaks to me and when He’s speaking to me. I always marvel at the clarity and simplicity of His communication. He always says so much with so little—gentle nudges, quiet approvals, complete silence. These are all forms of guidance that help me but still allow me plenty of room to make my own way.

I had a heart-to-heart with Him recently about the current state of my typical Sabbath day.

My Pride

Our conversation went something like this:

God spoke first, saying, “You know, I think it’s time for you to take Sundays a little more seriously.”

I felt like looking over my shoulder to make sure He was talking to me. I puzzled over what He said for a minute and then thought, “Are you serious? Have you seen me on Sundays? I know it’s a scramble to get my family ready, but, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, we all show up at your place at 11:00 (or barely after) every week and spend a solid three hours there. I think I’m good,” I rationalized. “Yes—my Sundays are great,” I said for added measure.

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