I have tons of excuses:
- I don't agree with something they say,
- Our girls don't like the church we want to go to
- There is someone there who annoys me
- Not close enough
- Not far enough
- Not how I would like it to be
- The parking is a problem,
- Too early
- Too late
- Not how it used to be...
You name it, I have the excuse! My husband and I had sort of decided where we wanted to go but we just had not gotten around to it. Lazy, tired, busy, another time, etc etc.
We have just been away for 3 weeks and in that time we both read the book "The Blessed Life" by Robert Morris. What an amazing book! Such a blessing to read. Slowly but surely, I will blog about the things in this book that have impacted me. But for starters, let me deal with Sunday mornings.
I have trained myself to think of Sunday as the last day of the week. My last opportunity to de-stress before Monday. My last weekly opportunity to do, well, as little as possible.
This book has reminded me that Sunday is actually the first day of the week, and by going to church on Sunday I am offering up to the Lord, the firstfruits of my week. God says that He wants our firstfruits, of our earnings, of our time, of us really, and He will bless the rest.
Rom 11v16: For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.
Surely if I want my week to be blessed then to offer up the firstfruits of my week is the least I can do.
Now I don't want to do this, offer up my firstfruits of my week, in order to get the rest blessed! But the way God works, that is exactly what will happen. I am also not saying that from hereon out, if I go to church on Sunday, the rest of my week will be awesome always. But I do know that I can know with confidence that God is with me whatever the week holds and therein lies the blessing for me.
I want to give the firstfruit of my week to the Lord because I want to honour Him, thank Him, show Him I love Him, show Him how grateful I am for all He has done, and is doing in my life.
You have no idea how excited I am to go to church this Sunday. There has been a total mind-shift in my head that Sunday is the FIRST day of my week. And I want to have the most blessed life I can, despite myself (lol) so I WANT to give God my firstfruits!
So join me in giving God the firstfruits of our week, every week, and lets trust His word that the balance will be blessed!
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