Many college students and adults would often say that they have more things to do than what their time allows. For many of us the weekends serve as a time to catch up on work and friends, often Sunday has been the day for finishing last minute projects. In a secular world where the Sabbath is no longer taken into consideration keeping the Sabbath can be a bigger challenge than most of us would like to admit. Sooner or later there is going to be something that gets in the way. Your boss is going asking you to come in on Sundays. Or maybe there is that all day class trip on Saturday leaving you with only Sunday to finish that paper you should have started 3 weeks ago. You don’t want to be on the “let go” list at work and that class trip is kind’a required. How do we keep the Sabbath in an increasingly demanding world?
Matthew 11:28 “ Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden , and I will give you rest.
I think it's easy to say that we have no time, but really when it comes down to it there are things we are doing, and ways in which we manage out time that can be dealt with. If not then maybe there are some things in our lives which need letting go. God may lead us to be part of things, but when being a part of things gets in the way of doing what we should be doing with God than it may not be God's leading.
Plan your week and stick to it. Its easier than it sounds. Im a lazy one at times, more than not. It all looks good on paper until I actually have to go through it. It takes will power, and a change of heart and mind to change habits. There is no doubt that I can keep sunday for God only even if it means cutting some other things out, in the end God is more important than what is preventing me from committing that time to Him.
This semester I challenge my self and any one else to keep the Lords day.