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I remember just over a year ago I was listening to Russell M. Nelson describe why “The Sabbath is a Delight“.

As John and I were discussing our thoughts on all we learned from that General Conference, we both brought up the feeling we’d been prompted with that we need to re-evaluate how we observe the day of rest we’ve been given.

Sundays were different only in that we attended church and didn’t go shopping/out to eat. Otherwise, we watched whatever we wanted, listened to whatever we wanted, played games on our phones, interacted on social media, and worked on house projects.

As our discussion continued we recognized that we were treating Sunday just like any other day of the week. We weren’t keeping it holy. We were keeping it regular. And the Holy Ghost was telling us that this wasn’t right.

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It was decided that we would only watch/listen to faith promoting media {if any} on Sundays.

We committed to not using phones/tablets unless we were using them to call family or read scripture.

Rest  was made a priority.

{E} would spend more one-on-one time with Dad.

A special dinner would be served to nourish and set us up for a happy week.

We would hold family councils.

Church attendance would constitute more than just going. We would participate, ponder, and contribute to each meeting we attended.

The results were indescribable and immediate.

We felt closer to our Heavenly Father and Savior. We were showing them signs that we wanted to be more like them and use the gift we’d been given in a more honorable way.

I testify that the Sabbath Day should be observed with joy and a desire to strengthen faith and spirituality.

President Nelson said, “Not pursuing your “own pleasure” on the Sabbath requires self-discipline. You may have to deny yourself of something you might like. If you choose to delight yourself in the Lord, you will not permit yourself to treat it as any other day. Routine and recreational activities can be done some other time.”

 

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