Monday, June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

     Only one week until we enter the Missionary Training Center in Provo.  The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity to get ready.  We thought we were ready when we put in the papers, but there was still a lot for us to do.  We had hoped to have all the packing and furniture moved a week ago so that we would have two weeks to focus on spiritual preparation and our talks for church.  That did not happen.  We are tired!

     I am very grateful for the Sabbath.  Having one day to put away our labors, to rest, to reflect, to attend Church and be fed spiritually, is such a blessing.  We were able to spend the day quietly.  We watched some episodes of  "The District" ( and studied.  In the morning, we attended the Missionary Preparation class.  Today I feel like I can tackle the many things we have to do.

     The world has not understood this divine principle.  The Lord instituted the Sabbath as soon as he had completed his creation of the world.  In Genesis 2:2-3 it states:   
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
     The world sees obedience to keeping the Sabbath day holy as a burden, a restriction. The world is wrong. If we would all observe the Sabbath, we would find our lives would be better the rest of the week.

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