Saturday, February 27, 2010

Day 6 Challenge

Day 6:

todays challenge:

Sometimes we get so busy that we forget to stop and rest in God's presence.

And instead at the end of the day, as we're drifting off to sleep, we give him what's left.

If even that.

But how much better would things be, if we began AND ended our day with intentional time with Him?

Today's your chance.

Wake up a few minutes early and spend that time being with Him.

And at the end of the day, before you're even a tad bit sleepy, sit aside time to be with Him once again.

Make it personal.

Make it intentional.

And see how it may just be the sweetest time you've had all day
Since today is Saturday I challenge you to get up early tomorrow morning before church and spend time along with God.  Then make a concious effort to be peaceful and as quiet as you can getting ready for church.  (As much as you can getting kids ready for church.) But really foccus on having a worshipful attitude getting ready for church and on the way to church.  Don't watch TV while getting ready (guilty of that and watching the soap network while getting ready. Wow that gets you ready for worship!)  Then listen to Christian worship music while on the way to church. (Guilty of listening to secular music and walking into church with those songs still bopping in my head.)  Here is the big one for all of us.  Pace yourself and don't run late.  How many times does Satan set us up on Sundays simply but us not getting up early enough to get to church on time.  Then we are frantic.  We are stressed and it takes two songs or more into the worship service to get into it and we miss God.  What is it doing to our kids sence of Worship?  I have been guilty of the yelling, frantic sliding into to church just as it starts and then rushing them off to their classes.  That does not leave them with a legacy of Sunday being a day of worship.  With my husband being a minister they need it even more.  They see all of the behind the scenes stuff that goes on at church and I need to protect their sence of worship on Sundays even more and mine.  So this exersize was a huge eye opener for me.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think or how is changed Sunday's worship for you.  I will leave you with one of my favorite songs of just pondering who God is. 

1 comment:

Jen said...

Well I didn't read this in time to try it today, so I'll have to try it next Sunday - makes perfect sense though!