“Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.”
Psalms 100:2-5 NKJV
There is something about the Lord’s day! I awaken on Sunday morning refreshed and eager to begin. Gone is the past week, with all of its struggles, and all of the stresses. I feel as if my life has a reset, as I focus on a short period spent with God’s people, before I enter into the coming week.
I am finding that I am learning to make each morning of the week a reset day unto itself. I have set apart a special time to spend with the Lord, uninterrupted, and wholly dedicated to worship, prayer, and the study of His word. I make it a point to get up early to do this, and on days when I have an early appointment, I get up even earlier.
I try and make each day, a Psalm 100 moment, where I come into His presence, singing, and serving, and walking humbly before my God. He is worthy of my all, as He has given all to me.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
Psalms 103:1-5 NKJV
The older I get, the more I realize that the Lord sustains me. The reality that He is sovereign over my next breath and my next heartbeat, is made more real each passing day. I am overwhelmed with His care for His creation.
Brothers and sisters, let us focus on the Lord today, and not all the terrible things happening in our world. Let this be a day of reset, of refreshment, placing all of our attention on our Savior Jesus, who went to cross for our sins. He is worthy! He is also our hope.
Yesterday had its concerns and tomorrow will have more. But today, Jesus reigns!
““Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Matthew 6:31-34 NKJV
Seek first the Kingdom today, focused squarely on the things of God. The blessing of the many trials in my life, is that I know I have nothing that is sure. I must abide in the One who already knows where I am going, and knows how I will get there. God is sovereign and in control.
If you know nothing of this Jesus I am writing about, you too can have a reset. You can be forgiven of your sins, resetting your life. Imagine going into tomorrow with all your sins forgiven, and having the power to turn from future sins. You can have a new day! A new life!
Each Sunday is reminder that there is coming a day when there will be no more bad days, no more tough weeks, and all will be made new. I for one can not wait for that day to come. Until then, I rejoice in the Lord!
“And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.””
Revelation 21:3-4 NKJV
“Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.””
Revelation 21:5 NKJV