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The Sabbath Day | Ideas for Keeping the Sabbath

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One of the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God is “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” Exodus 20:8. As Christian women, It’s important to understand what the Bible has to say about the Sabbath day and how we can honor the Sabbath each week.

In this post, I’m sharing ideas on how to keep the Sabbath day holy. Taking a break from work and technology can be refreshing and spiritually uplifting! I hope you find these ideas helpful!

In our fast-paced world, it can be hard to find time for rest and relaxation. But according to the Bible, it’s important that we take time out to worship God and rest our minds and bodies. Keeping the Sabbath Day holy is a great way to disconnect from the stresses of life and recharge your batteries.

Many women struggle to find the perfect work-life balance and often feel guilty when they take time for themselves. But what if taking time for yourself was actually good for you?

God knew we would need a break each week and he gave us the gift of the Sabbath. This Biblical principle can help you find peace and calm in an otherwise hectic world. I look forward to the Sabbath each week because I know I can rest and enjoy the day without feeling guilty about being productive!

Here are some tips on how to make the most of your Sabbath Day:

The Sabbath Day

The Sabbath is a special day that is set apart from the rest of the week. It’s a day when we take time to rest and reflect on all of the wonderful things that God has given us:

We take time to reconnect with loved ones, to reconnect with our faith, and to renew our spirit for the coming week.

This precious time gives us space to breathe, to appreciate all that we have been blessed with, and to recharge ourselves for whatever challenges may lie ahead.

Whether we spend our Sabbaths quietly enjoying nature or engaging in more active pursuits like gardening or sports, it is always special because it reminds us of what truly matters most – our connection with God and each other.

Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy

Making the Sabbath a Delight

One of the most important aspects of our faith is keeping the Sabbath day holy by abstaining from work and spending time with family and friends.

While some see this time as restrictive, the Bible urges us to make the Sabbath a delight. We can use the time to connect with loved ones, get outside in nature, or engage Bible study. And that’s not all – there are so many wonderful ways to make the Sabbath a delight for you and your family.

By approaching the Sabbath with joy and creativity, you’ll be able to recharge your spirit for another week of work and busy activity.

A Sabbath Day’s Rest

I recently finished reading Dr. Matthew Sleeth’s book, 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life published by Tyndale. Here are some of my thoughts:

The Sabbath for Families

For many Christian families, the Sabbath is a time to slow down and reconnect with loved ones. This quiet day is an opportunity to rest and relax amidst the busyness of everyday life. Whether it involves simply spending time together at church or engaging in meaningful activities like relaxing in nature, the Sabbath can be a beautiful source of comfort and joy for families.


The Sabbath day is a time to rest, reflect and rejoice in all that God has done for us. It’s also a time to spend with family and friends, doing things we enjoy together. What are some of your favorite ways to keep the Sabbath day holy? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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  1. Which day of the week do you keep as the Sabbath? In Exodus 31:16-17 God defines the Sabbath: " So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever;" The New Testament born again Christians celebrate on Sunday because that is the day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. I always look forward to Sundays, for they are special...church, a big homemade meal and time spent with the family!
    1. Hi Linn! I personally celebrate Sabbath on Saturday because the covenant was never changed. Jesus never said the day of worship was changed to Sunday. I was raised going to church on Sunday though! :) Your Sundays sound like a very special time for your family!

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