What Sundays Mean to Me

Echoes of my childhood…

Last evening on the way to church for the evening services, I saw something that really captured my attention. There were two men weedeating a bank on the side of the road and one stopped momentarily to wipe the sweat from his brow just as we were driving by. Immediately my mind carried me back to my childhood and hearing my mom quote from the Bible. “Six days shalt thou labour, and do all your work; but on the seventh, you shalt not do any work…” Exodus 20:9-10. What caught my eye I assume was when that one stopped to rest for a moment, to wipe his face in the heat, due to his heavy labor.

Do you and your family attend church on Sundays?

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“times have changed"

I know some may be thinking, “times have changed”, and I must agree- yes they have; and if I might add; not necessarily all for the better. Being a ‘campaign of one’ I alone can’t restore the world to its former status or as I think it should be; but I can remain faithful to my up-bringing and to my calling as a Christian. Therefore, I choose not to work on the Lord’s Day, but rather to rest as instructed in the Bible. I’m not condemning those men for working on Sunday, that’s their business before God. I am however, thankful that God in His mercy has granted me with a livelihood whereby I don’t have to ‘labor’ or work on Sundays and if I choose to worship Him on the first day of each week, I am still allowed to do that under Article 1 of our Constitution I believe; at least for the here and now.

He has never failed me yet

When I was in the military I had to work on some Sundays, but even that changed when I was ask if I wanted to work or be off on Sundays. I said I would rather not work on Sundays if given the opportunity. The same was true for the USPS; when I first started working there it was needful to work on Sundays; in fact, I drew a ‘better’ or higher earning, as incentive for working on Sundays. As I progressed in my career I had opportunity to ‘bid’ on ‘more choice’ positions that granted me Sundays off. I bid and gained my weekends off, by choice.

I feel God has been instrumental in every part of my life. To Him goes all the credit. I simply choose to believe in His faithfulness and grace and guess what… He has never failed me yet.

His Grace Is Sufficient for Me

God is in total control

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying God has answered 100% of my prayers just the way I wanted Him too. On the contrary - He has answered, according to His Divine Will and Purpose, not mine. Then I later learned that by Him saying ‘NO’ to me and my desires at a certain time, He was actually right and I was wrong. So I have learned to simply trust and honor Him. I get along a lot better now, and at night I can lay my head upon my pillow and rest realizing God is in total control and is protecting my family and myself.

Now, to me attending worship services on Sunday is a habit, I really don’t know what I would do if I didn't go to church. There, I have responsibilities which I appreciate and I greatly enjoy the fellowship with other believers that worship alongside and for the same reasons I do…

© 2011 SamSonS

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Kristeen 6 years ago from Michigan

Being free to worship our Creator when and where we please is a wonderful privilege. Church has been a part of my family's Sundays since I was small. Now that I am older I appreciate it even more. It is the highlight of my week.

Hebrews 10:25 encourages fellowship also; "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

We need the encouragement of fellow believers. Praising the Lord and hearing the word strengthens our faith also.

Great Hub! Thanks for writing.


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks so much Kristeen, for your visit and your nice comments...


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Putz Ballard 6 years ago

Great hub. We live is a sad time when Sunday is no longer regarded a a day of rest. My uncle said he wouldn't go fishing on Sunday, might mar up in a rock.


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks Putz, I always appreciate your visits and your kind remarks...


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Samsons1, I feel an opportunity to speak on "Old Testament Law" but I won't. Fellowship is good 7 days a week, like right now, Tuesday 0520, when ever we can come together is good, great hub, 50


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks 50, You are sooo true. I feel we fellowship through reading each others hubs and answering with comments. I certainly appreciate your kind words-

blessings to you my friend...


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Judicastro 6 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

Sweet hub samsons! I cut my teeth on the back pew of my home church which was torn down several years back a few years shy of being a hundred to make room for a fire station. I so loved going back there when I would visit mom and just walk through the rooms and sit quietly and remember. I would think if thiese walls could talk. Yes church has become a habit of our family, and like you my husband works in an industry that is opened on sundays in most states, that why we love living here in the south they still have blue laws for now. It's a habit that I never take for granite as I love Father and I desire to be where He is and I see Him in the ones I fellowship with. But my greatest joy is to walk with Him in the cool of the morning, that's the sweetest time.


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks Judicastro, for your sweet response. We use to have the Blue Laws, I wish they would restore them but once lost I don't expect them to return...

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting" (Gal. 6:7-8).


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

I worship God 16\7 taking 8 hours a night for sleep. But I also hold Sunday as The Sabbath so labour for financial gain is out of the question. Sunday belongs to God solely or soully.

Brother Dave.


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks Bro Dave for your comments- yes if we are being saved by His grace 24/7 we should respond 24/7. It's nothing we turn on or off at will...

Who would want to turn it off? ever?


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Psalmist4M 6 years ago from the Shelter of His Wings

Very thought provocking. I reverence the Lord's day as He instructs. I worship him daily but I honor the Sabbbath as holy because He instructs us to.

Thank you for the article that stirs great conversation.


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

thank you Psalmist4M, for your friendship, your visit and your inspiring comments...


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Cassandra Lai 6 years ago from Klang

Shalom Sam,

This is a wonderful article. We need to share it out to more people.

God bless you,

Prophetess Cassandra

http://eaglepropheticministry.blogspot.com/

**p/s: brother,do you know have a calling from the Lord ?

drop me a mail if you can,june.lai@gmail.com


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

The famous saying, He has NEVER failed me yet! I agree! What an inspiring Hub my friend!! Voted-Up!!!!!


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks drpastorcarlotta, for your ratings and comments...


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MatthewDavenport 5 years ago from Warsaw, MO

Well written. I enjoyed it. We should clearly devote a day each week to Gods House. However, the Sabbath is a Saturday. But Jesus pointed out that the Sabbath law was made for man, not the other way around. In other words, while I agree, the first day of the week is the best day given to Him (since we are to give of our FIRST fruits), He rested on the last day of the week. The reason we celebrate on Sundays is because He arose on that day. Either way, we worship him at all times, but we should set aside a day totally devoted to Him...Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday.


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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

Thanks Matthew for visiting my site. I hope you enjoyed it and will come back whenever you have time. I agree with your comments, the need is that we indeed celebrate His resurrection, for without that, Calvary would be of none effect...

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