Many of us attended church yesterday and used that time for a recharging of our spiritual batteries and to openly pray for His intervention in our lives to keep us strong. For those of you who didn't, I hope you found your own personal quiet spot to spend some time with Him on the Sabbath. And now it's Monday and the glory of His presence which we receive in church or in our other contact with Him on the Lord's Day recedes into the deepest crevices of our heart and soul if we let it.
So let's commit to change things this week. Let's not let that strong feeling of commitment and the warmth of His presence recede into the background. Let's keep it front and center in all we do every day. After all, He expects us to live our lives to the glory of Him. He gave us the life of His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with the promise of Everlasting Life if we always put Him first. Let's commit to living up to His plan for us and accept His gift. And we can only do this if we put Him first, not just on Sunday morning but in every hour of every day. If we do this, we will feel better, the world will be a better place, we will be able to take on and conquer every roadblock and every obstacle, and our witness for Him will be felt by those around us.
Start every morning with prayer and end every day the same way. Thank Him and bless His name always. The results while not always be seen immediately, but when they are realized it will be astounding and your disposition and outlook will change dramatically.
Dear Lord, Help us to go forward this week with a renewed spirit, with the hope for a better life and a better world for all mankind. Help us to always put You first, no matter what the situation and no matter what the obstacle, for only through You can we find happiness, peace and purpose in our daily lives.
God bless our loved ones as they face their own challenges each day, and help us to support one another, love one another, and care for one another as You would have us do. And help us to live our lives with love toward our fellow man, even those who offend us, for only in love can we learn to live in peace and harmony.
Give us the strength to tackle our tasks, maintain the straight and righteous course, and continually keep our heart and soul open to Your love, guidance and commandments. We ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Have a wonderful and productive day with Christ in your heart and actions and God bless America.