We are accustomed to gathering in one place to lift up the Name of the Lord together, to seek Him and draw near to Him in an atmosphere of united praise and worship. We are accustomed to someone calling our attention to get our eyes off of our own lives for a few moments and to focus them on God alone. But are we accustomed to calling ourselves daily to do the same?
I remember a dear lady talking with me years ago about needing Wednesday night services to stay afloat spiritually (of course, those weren’t her words verbatim, but that is my memory to this day of the conversation). I understand that gathering ourselves in one mind and in one accord is a necessary practice in obedience to the Word. There is something so special about His Presence when two or three are gathered together in His Name. But what if the two or three was a daily meeting between you and the Godhead? A daily communion with His Presence.
I know that this is something that we “know” to do, but is it something regularly done? It is easier to sing to the Lord when someone else is leading us. It is easier to study the Word when someone else is teaching us. But “easier” isn’t really a sacrifice.
It is uplifting when another encourages us in the Lord, but what if we dared to encourage ourselves in the Lord as David did? What if we became more dependent on the anointing teaching us than on man? Don’t get me wrong, we need leaders and teachers. We need men and women of God to obey and follow the Lord and His Word, to edify the body, to exhort, rebuke and correct us. But we do not need to remain babies that cannot get away from being bottle-fed.
I challenge you to do whatever it takes to call your own attention to the Lord each morning. He is the same God each day. When you don’t wait for Sunday to be with Him, you can’t wait for Sunday to celebrate Him.
Scripture to read:
Psalm 96 1 Corinthians 15:31 1 John 2:27
Acts 2 Hebrews 10:25 Hebrews 13:8
Joel 2:15-17 Matthew 18:20 Hebrews 5:12
2 Timothy 4:1-5 1 Samuel 30:6 1 Corinthians 3:2
My Lord and my God, I love being with You. May we never become complacent in worship, waiting on someone to pump and prime us into Your Presence. You are always God, so may we always worship You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.