Weekly Devotional 

September 17 – 23

Sweet Rest in My Worship

Scripture: “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”  –Exodus 20:11

Devotional: Many of us grew up in homes where there was no option in terms of going to church; you were going to the church for Sunday School and Morning Worship, period.  In fact, we had to prepare for going to church on Sunday on that Saturday before in regard to what we would wear and what we would be giving in the offerings.  Sunday meals were prepared on that Saturday.  In other words, we were raised that nothing would interfere with our Sunday as we made our way to the church.    Looking back on those days, when stores and businesses were closed, the focus, whether you went to church or not, believer or nonbeliever, was keeping Sunday less hectic and allowing one to rest.  Though we no longer live in a time where those days exist, as Christians, we must find time daily to rest and find refuge in our appreciation of our God and you will discover” how sweet it is” to worship the life-giver King, Jesus Christ!  

Prayer: Sovereign Lord, you are so worthy of our worship and praise!  Father, we thank you for choosing us in such a time as this and giving us the ability to participate in ministry in being light to a dark world.  Now Mighty God, enable us to never neglect true authentic worship to you even when the business of ministry gets in the way; bring to our memory how great you are and remind us that our lives can be so much sweeter as we love you, in the name of Jesus, we pray, Amen and Amen!!!

Reflective Question: Is working in ministry keeping you from appreciating who God is?