Keep Your Day
Staying focused on You, this day I prayOn my day of rest in thinking of YouMy Lord, help me to keep Your daySometimes this day my mind does strayWhere to other things my thoughts only grewStaying focused on You, this day I prayLife sometimes takes my thoughts of You awayI try my best in making them stayMy Lord, help me to keep Your dayFor the sabbath is a day of restSeven days a week, this be just oneWhere to Him my thoughts and actions attestGiving You praise this day my work is doneResting in Him on this day of the weekBuilding my strength with You, my thoughts undoneThoughts of work out of sight, its You I seekStaying focused on You, this day I prayWith my thoughts on You this day of the weekMy 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.