God has really been working on me on this over the past several years. For a brief period of time I tried to do an extra special meal for the sabbath. But then I realized I would spend most of the afternoon cooking, and then half the evening cleaning up. God has really been working on me as far as my feelings of guilt if things aren’t perfect in the house, and sitting and relaxing or playing games with the family or watching movies with my family. I have finally gotten to the point where I embrace the sabbath, and we are trying to keep the afternoons and evenings low key, simple meals, and the dishes wait until Monday morning (I get up an extra 30 minutes early to take care of them). Here is a great article that I found regarding keeping the sabbath and if it is still relevant today.
Keepin’ It Holy
How honoring the Sabbath helps you remember what’s really important
In our frantic, frenetic society, where first-graders are in football leagues and children carry PDAs and Day-Timers to keep up with elementary- school extracurriculars, we need to “remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy” (Exodus 20:8) more than ever. But do we? Most of us recognize those words from the Ten Commandments, but we don’t know how, or even if, they apply to us today.**
**To read the rest of the article please click here or on the title of the article.
Do you try to “keep the sabbath”? What is/was your biggest obstacle? What is the biggest change(s) you’ve seen since instituting these changes? I would LOVE to hear your input on this!