This morning I’m thinking how thankful I am that Sunday has represented Church Day for my whole life.
I’m thankful for the weekly punctuation I learned early on in life that was to be added into my life for the sake of my spiritual health.
“For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that is now, and of that which is to come,” I Timothy 4:8 reminds us.
Every Sunday, as I begin my new week putting on my best clothes and attending the services at my local Bible believing church, I am reminded, by the music and the preaching, that life is more than whatever I have experienced the week before.
Life is more than the money I earned. The bills that need to be paid. The attention I received. The struggles I endured.
Life is more than the love I have for others. The love I desire from others. The losses I have experienced. The relationships I long for.
Life is more than living in a nice home. Having a closet filled with pretty clothes. The make up I love. Having my hair fixed just right.
Life is more than working at a job I love. Compliments I receive. Learning how to work better with others. Encouraging the lives of others.
Yes, every week on Sunday, as I spend time attending the services at my church, I’m reminded that life is more than just what is going on with me and around me.
I’m reminded that life is really about what God is doing in me and around me. I’m reminded that the profit of godliness is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. Against these things, there is no law.
There are so many practical benefits of spiritual strength in God.
Emotional stability is a by-product of being spiritually strong in the Lord. His Word provides the wisdom, knowledge, and instruction we need to keep the right perspective as our hearts handle the “issues of life” as Proverbs 4:23 mentions.
Oh, I know there are a boatload of crazy people that go to church, that don’t listen to a thing being said, and make mayhem with the ways of God.
But they are missing out, because they are missing the whole point of why God has established Sunday as a day of us gathering together in church.
Hebrews 10:25 reminds us of God’s good purpose for Sunday church. “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is: but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
God established Sunday as the Lord’s Day for a day that His people to be gathered together, celebrating who He is, and encouraging each other to live godly lives, so that others may know Him and want to place their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ, His Son.
Sunday was designed by God to be a Church Day, and I’m so looking forward to worshipping Him with His people in church today.