Sunday, February 19, 2012

{day 19}

I love...

...the Sabbath.

Sunday is by far my most favorite day of the week. I love everything about it. I love that we are all together as a family all day long. I love that it is a whole day focused on worshiping, serving, loving, and resting. It is a day to remember, renew, and recommit. I can't think of a better way to spend the first day of every week. Today I actually got both babies asleep at the same time so I took a much-needed relaxing Sunday nap. As I laid in my bed and listened to the girls giggle in the other room with Cory, I felt so grateful for the good life that I have. Of course the Sunday "tornado" had definitely hit every bedroom in our home, but I just pushed that out of my mind and instead filled my soul with the words from the sermons given, those that were spoken from the pulpit and in the classrooms, those that were sung in the hymns, and then there were the unspoken sermons. The direct and personal messages given from the Spirit, spoken quietly and purposefully to my heart and soul. Those are the sermons that are sometimes the hardest to hear because many times they require me to change. They make me want to be better and try harder. They bring me to my knees and they soften my heart more than any other message or sermon out there. They pierce me to the very center and refocus my vision. So here I am once again, recommitting and determined to do a little better this week. Isn't it so true and so perfectly stated, "Man was not made for the Sabbath, but the Sabbath for man." How grateful I am for a day to not only rest from my labors but also to find rest in the doctrine and power of the atonement. To find rest in He who asks us to give all that we have and then trust in Him to take care of the rest.

1 comment:

The Allphins said...

That's such a sweet picture. I also love Sundays, too. They are so rejuvenating. It's wonderful to have a chance to forget about the normal day-to-day and just view things with an eternal perspective, focusing on the Lord and on family.

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