I remember coming into the truth (very young in age and experience) and not having a clue of what to do with myself during the Sabbath Day of rest and would find myself restless and lacking spiritual focus. And, because my house was a long distance from the congregation of Israel, I really needed to find out what to do during the Sabbath Day. But glad to have suffered through those things so that I can share the solution with you, my Hebrew Israelite Sisters.
First, a few scriptural references:
Exodus 20:8 – Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Isaiah 58:13, 14 – If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight the holy of the Lord, honorable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Here are a few things that can be done on the Sabbath:
1. Pray and go over class notes.
2. You can log on to the True Nation website and listen to audio lessons or watch video lessons or comment on written posts. (www.truenation.org)
3. If you have very small children (3 month to 7 years) there is “children” section on this women’s’ website.
4. If you are a single woman with no children, you may want to ask the brethren that go out to teach if there is any way you can be of assistance. (i.e. bring in snacks, toiletries, water, organize the supply area, etc.)
5. If you have older children that can read the scripts for themselves you can have them create a scriptural mural based on specific topics. (For Example, if the topic is Forgiveness, they can write forgiveness at the top of the board and use creative lettering to add scriptures that deal with forgiveness to it) And they can even put those up on their walls in their rooms to give themselves spiritual motivation.
6. Also, you can volunteer to be on one of the many True Nation departments within the church, and most likely you will receive assignments for Kingdom Building that you can do on the Sabbath, like marketing on youtube.
7. If you are a long distance away from your church family, you can use the internet and email to drive traffic to the church website.
8. Join up with another Hebrew Israelite family and watch movies or sitcoms that have a spiritual undertone and discuss it afterwards. I also like to have my kids point out the problems in sitcoms and come up with a Biblical solution before the sitcom ends.
9. During the Sabbaths that fall on a Holy Feast Day, you can have feast activities with your older children. For example, during First Fruits you can have them reveal the things they are good at doing and write how they can use those talents to glorify the Lord. You can always go over the history of the Feasts to ensure understanding.
10. You can join other sisters and have a picnic in the park while having the kids point out the Most High’s creations.
11. You can take a slow, relaxed pace walk and observe all of the Most High’s creation, while giving God the glory.
12. Take a nap while letting the reading of the Bible play in the background, but most importantly, reverence the Most High God through Christ in all things.