Greetings From The Temple …
It’s Sunday morning, what does your day look like? What will you be doing today? Remember, Sunday starts your week, and it is also the Sabbath (the Lord’s Day). Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word, shabbath, which means to rest, and the 10th commandment prohibits doing any work on the Sabbath and to instead dedicate this day to worship.
Now, did I have to remind you that today is the Lord’s Day, or were you already planning your day accordingly? Believers do not get caught up in the worldly planning of the Lord’s Day. Yes, Sunday tends to be a day where all the sports or sporting events take place. It’s a day, according to your local media, to go fishing, camping, bike riding, attend planned events and festivals etc. Basically, they are saying, it’s a day to have fun and enjoy the special events happening in your town or city.
Do not let the world plan your Sunday morning! Yes, they will do it – but don’t buy into it!
“Follow my decrees, pay attention to my regulations, and keep my Sabbath days holy, for they are a sign to remind you that I am the Lord your God.” – Ezekiel 20:19-20 (NLT).
If you haven’t done so, develop the habit of waking up every morning praising God. Go into prayer, tell Him, thank You for all He has done – tell Him, thank You for keeping you during the week – tell Him, thank You for waking you up to another beautiful day that He has made. When this is your habit, your Sunday morning will only differ with you getting ready to attend worship service.
Did I say seek Him first? No, but this is what you just did.
“I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.” – Proverbs 8:17 (NIV).
I know it is so easy for us to get off track. There are several things that will derail your Sunday morning routine of seeking God first. The worldly activities will have you getting up on Sunday morning preparing to either watch or go to a football game, basketball game, or even your child’s soccer game, etc. Again, don’t buy into this.
Remain steadfast in putting God first. Sunday morning: Wake up – get up – pray – get ready for worship service. Preferably, in-house worship service. However, if you can’t make it to the House, social media is an alternative. However, leave social media to the sick, the disabled, the no way to get to the House. If you are able, come to the House of the Lord. We are waiting on you!
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan