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Sabbath Day Observance Closing Post

Congratulations! The Sabbath Day Observance segment has finished! Or, at least, it will finish when today is over. I hope that you are having a fantastic General Conference! Isn’t it cool how many talks mentioned keeping the Sabbath Day Holy? It’s great to know that we are doing His will.

The next segment will be starting later today when I send out the initiation email at 6:00 pm. The topic will be Service and the segment will last for three weeks, until Sunday October 25.

Before you let this topic rest: ask yourself “How have I been blessed by living this standard?” Write what you think of down. It can be a specific instance, a favorite quote, a feeling, a thought, whatever it is, write it down. I find it helps me to put the hard work into perspective, seeing how much it has helped.

To conclude this segment, here’s a final thought, quoted from The Lord’s Day by James E. Faust:

“Where is the line as to what is acceptable and unacceptable on the Sabbath? Within the guidelines, each of us must answer this question for ourselves. While these guidelines are contained in the scriptures and in the words of the modern prophets, they must also be written in our hearts and governed by our conscience. Brigham Young said of the faithful, “The spirit of their religion leaks out of their hearts.” (Journal of Discourses, 15:83.) It is quite unlikely that there will be any serious violation of Sabbath worship if we come humbly before the Lord and offer him all our heart, our soul, and our mind. (See Matt. 22:37.)

“What is worthy or unworthy on the Sabbath day will have to be judged by each of us by trying to be honest with the Lord. On the Sabbath day we should do what we have to do and what we ought to do in an attitude of worshipfulness and then limit our other activities. I wish to testify unequivocally concerning the blessings of Sabbath day worship in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”

~ George

Daily Reminder on Sabbath Day Observance: #21 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will do only activities that are appropriate for the Sabbath day.

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” – For the Strength of Youth, quoting Exodus 20:8

Today I, ____________________, commit to remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.


  • 1. Welcome, welcome, Sabbath morning;
  • Now we rest from ev’ry care.
  • Welcome, welcome is thy dawning,
  • Holy Sabbath, day of prayer.
  • Loving teachers kindly greet us
  • As we meet in Sunday School,
  • Where they labor hard to teach us
  • By the Savior’s golden rule.
  • 3. Here we bow in meek devotion;
  • Here we sing God’s holy praise.
  • Here our hearts, with fond emotion,
  • Seek to learn his holy ways.
  • From the books of revelation
  • We are taught while yet in youth.
  • Words of heav’nly inspiration
  • Guide us in the path of truth.
  • (Chorus) Welcome, welcome, Sabbath morning;
  • Now we rest from ev’ry care.
  • Welcome, welcome is thy dawning,
  • Holy Sabbath, day of prayer.

What can I do today to remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy?

Daily Reminder on Sabbath Day Observance: #20 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will prepare so that I can reserve Sunday for the activities that are appropriate for the Sabbath day.

“Your behavior and dress on the Sabbath should show respect for the Lord and His holy day.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to behave and dress appropriately this coming Sunday to show respect for the Lord and His holy day.

Also, don’t forget! Today is General Conference! Much of what has been said about attending church will also apply to General Conference!


“And inasmuch as ye do these things with thanksgiving, with cheerful hearts and countenances, not with much laughter, for this is sin, but with a glad heart and a cheerful countenance—

“Verily I say, that inasmuch as ye do this, the fulness of the earth is yours, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and that which climbeth upon the trees and walketh upon the earth;

“Yea, and the herb, and the good things which come of the earth, whether for food or for raiment, or for houses, or for barns, or for orchards, or for gardens, or for vineyards;

“Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart;

“Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul.” – Doctrine and Covenants 59:16-19. The Blessings of Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy.


What is the main things I need to do today so that I won’t have to do it on Sunday?

Daily Reminder on Sabbath Day Observance: #19 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will prepare so that I can reserve Sunday for the activities that are appropriate for the Sabbath day.

“During sacrament meeting, be reverent and willing to learn. Refrain from activities that would distract you or others during this sacred meeting.” – For the Strength of Youth

This coming Sunday, ____________________, commit to be reverent during sacrament meeting and willing to learn. I will refrain from activities that would distract me or others during the meeting.


(Continued from yesterday)

“So how do we go about receiving by the Spirit? I would suggest two ideas: accept responsibility for our learning and ask faithful questions…

“The second idea comes from James—from the sacred words that inspired Joseph Smith to go into the Sacred Grove:

““If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

““But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed” (James 1:5–6).

“The Lord constantly instructs us to ask, seek, and knock with the divine promise that we will receive, find, and have doors of revelation opened unto us. Asking faithful questions is the pattern established by the Lord for us to invite the guidance of the Spirit in our lives.” – To Be Edified and Rejoice Together by A. Roger Merrill


What is the main things I need to do today so that I won’t have to do it on Sunday?

Daily Reminder on Sabbath Day Observance: #18 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will prepare so that I can reserve Sunday for the activities that are appropriate for the Sabbath day.

“Go to sacrament meeting prepared to worship the Lord and partake worthily of the sacrament… Be on time to your meetings.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit go to sacrament this Sunday prepared to worship the Lord and partake worthily of the sacrament. I will not be late to my meetings.


“So how do we go about receiving by the Spirit? I would suggest two ideas: accept responsibility for our learning and ask faithful questions.

“The first idea comes from Alma: “If ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words” (Alma 32:27).

“We cannot treat gospel learning casually and expect to receive the power of the word in our lives. We must “awake and arouse [our] faculties.” We must “experiment upon [His] words.” We must exercise faith. We must desire to believe. We must “let this desire work in [us]” and “give place for a portion of [His] words.” Notice that Alma is not describing a show-up-on-Sunday-and-expect-a-teacher-to-entertain-you attitude. He is teaching us that we must accept the responsibility for our own learning and reach out in faith if we expect to receive the power of the word in our lives.” – To Be Edified and Rejoice Together by A. Roger Merrill


What is the main things I need to do today so that I won’t have to do it on Sunday?