Throughout my entire life I have heard the arguments of why someone should be a Saturday worshiper or a Sunday worshiper.
To be honest it was never something that bothered me as I lived in a home where we all went to church on Sunday. Full stop. Rain or shine, hurricane, sickness … it didn’t matter. You had to get up to go to Church on a Sunday. Mama always said that if you felt sick then that was good because as soon as you hit the Church door, God will place a healing and blessing on your life. (you just have to love Mama’s)
Ever since I changed the outlook of my life where I didn’t want to just be a Christian but I wanted to be a Godly woman, the Lord laid something on my heart.
“Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God.” 1 Chronicles 22:19
A few weeks ago when someone asked me if I was a Saturday or Sunday worshiper I found myself pausing (which I have never ever done…. my response was always a quick one). I felt the Lord providing me a response and this is what I said:
The person’s eyes widened at my response and he said “wow”! I have never heard that before and you are so right!
You see, in order to live a Godly life, we can’t depend on one day of worship. And in many cases, it is one hour or 2-3 hours for the week.
Paul advises Christians what we should be doing: “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:1-2
We live in a world that is constantly bombarding us with images, products and lifestyles that are not pleasing to God. Paul also tells us in Ephesians that to live this life we need to put on the full armour of God and in order to do that we need to constantly be in HIS presence.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:10-18
As God’s people we need to always be on guard. Focused and ready for all things.
Food for thought: Forget about the petty arguments of being a Saturday or Sunday worshiper. Focus on creating a Godly life where you spend every day with God whether it is in focused prayer time, reading the bible, studying the bible, praise and worship or fasting. God loves you and HE doesn’t just want to hear from you one day in the week – he want to hear you every day!
Prayer: Holy Father, Prince of Peace and Lord of Lords. The Great I AM. There as so many within your flock that is being misled by man’s rules and the ‘structures’ of religion. Open their hearts and minds that they will see you and your truths. May your people wake up and seek you daily in worship and in truth. In Jesus name. Amen