As the world becomes more and more fast-paced and hectic, it can be difficult to find time to rest and recharge. For Christian families, Sundays should be a day of rest, reflection, and worship. Unfortunately, many families find themselves caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, even on Sundays. Let’s consider some ways that families can fight the busy lifestyle of society and take time on Sundays to rest, recharge, enjoy time with their families, and worship the Lord.
First and foremost, it is essential to set boundaries for Sundays. The concept of the Sabbath as a day of rest is not a new one, and it is something that we should take seriously. Especially as homeschool families, we have the flexibility to set our own schedules, so why not use that to our advantage? Set aside Sundays as a day of rest, and do your best to stick to that schedule. Avoid making appointments, running errands, or doing work-related tasks on Sundays. Instead, spend time enjoying your family and building relationships with each other.
Second, prioritize worship on Sundays. Attending church is a fundamental part of our faith, and it’s an excellent way to connect with our local community of believers and worship God together. However, worshiping the Lord involves more than merely attending church on Sundays. Make sure that you and your children are also spending time in prayer and reading the Bible. Take the time to teach your children about the importance of worship, and encourage them to participate in family devotionals.
Third, the Lord gave us Sundays as an opportunity to recharge our bodies as well. With so much going on during the week, it can be easy to neglect our physical health. Sunday afternoons in particular are a good time to engage in relaxing activities like reading an edifying book, either individually or as a family. Spending time doing things that relax our bodies while helping our souls to grow spiritually will help us feel recharged and ready to tackle the week ahead.
The hustle and bustle of society can be overwhelming; but as Christian families, we have the opportunity to prioritize rest, reflection, and worship on Sundays. By setting boundaries, prioritizing worship, and recharging, we can make the most of our Sundays and prepare ourselves for the week ahead. Let’s not forget the importance of rest and worship in our lives, and let’s make Sundays a day to look forward to!
All for our King’s glory,