Awhile back I read The Elsie Dinsmore Series by Martha Finley. I do not usually read fiction too often, but my pastor's wife asked me to read the first one. I spent the summer reading the first 12 books. I HIGHLY recommend these books. The Holy Spirit convicted me on many areas of my life. One in particular was how I spend my Sundays.
In this day and age everything is open and it is so easy to run to Wal-Mart, go out to eat, get gas, etc. During that time in my life, I made sure to have lunch in the crockpot or know what I was cooking so I wasn't tempted to talk my husband into eating out. I even tried to make sure there was gas in the gas tanks, so we wouldn't have to get gas.
This season of my life is different. Because of deputation, we are taken out to eat a lot or we need to get gas to get home. Today we are home, the first Sunday in awhile that we have had no meeting or plans to be somewhere. I woke up at 5:30am (okay, Cody woke me up at 5:30am!!) fed Cody and put a roast in the crockpot. When we got home from church lunch was ready. Pot roast, potatoes, carrots, celery, onions...mmmm. We took naps...okay I took a nap. But even now, I am on the computer, and later we'll probably go to Buckhorn (a local restaurant everyone goes to after church) for a late supper.
I know times are different, but my prayer is to be more sensitive to the Lord's Day, and allow the day to truly be His. Not just Sundays but everyday.
How do you spend your Sundays?