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Friday, April 29, 2022

A Poem of Thought

  Keep Your Day


Staying focused on You, this day I pray
On my day of rest in thinking of You
My Lord, help me to keep Your day

Sometimes this day my mind does stray
Where to other things my thoughts only grew
Staying focused on You, this day I pray

Life sometimes takes my thoughts of You away
I try my best in making them stay
My Lord, help me to keep Your day

For the sabbath is a day of rest
Seven days a week, this be just one
Where to Him my thoughts and actions attest

Giving You praise this day my work is done
Resting in Him on this day of the week
Building my strength with You, my thoughts undone

Thoughts of work out of sight, its You I seek
Staying focused on You, this day I pray
With my thoughts on You this day of the week
My Lord, help me to keep You day
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: What one day of the week is the Sabbath that we are to keep holy? "Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you". (Deuteronomy 5:12. NKJV). Well, from what I know and have examined, it is man that created Sunday as God's Holy Day. I believe the Catholic church, through the then Pope, announced and implemented Sunday as God's holy day. But, the Bible does not point out any particular day of the week as the Sabbath.  "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God." (Exodus 20:8-10. NKJV). It doesn't matter what is your six days of the week you work, only that you rest in the Lord on your seventh day of the week. Many people do not have a choice rather to work on Sunday or not. We, as Christians, go to church on Sunday because that is the day that most churches celebrate this one day a week in observance of this one day a week of rest; only. This day of rest was given to man by God, not man made for this day. "And He said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man made for the Sabbath. Therefore, the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath". (Mark 2:27-28. NKJV). God gave us a day to rest from our labors as a gift to humanity. We praise Him in appreciation in keeping our thoughts on Him and our actions holy on one day a week in honor of this gift. It can be a challenge sometimes, when one has to work seven days a week, or have laboring things that need to be done on that seventh day. But, even in these times, keeping one's thoughts on the Lord is honoring and giving thanks to God for this one day a week of rest He gave us; no matter, what that one day is. Now, I'm not saying that only that one day a week one should have one's thoughts resting in God. No! I am saying, however, the Sabbath is not one particular day of the week one should keep as holy, as Sunday that man made, rather it is just one day a week whatever day of the week it ends being. Even though, a challenge for me at times, I ask the Lord to help me keep this one day a week, His day, holy. 

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