Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Is Sunday Enough?

As we sit in the pew and listen to the sermon, do we take it all in? Do we really strive to listen, to learn? When the Pastor (or elder) dismisses us do we think about how to apply the message to our life or do we think about who we need to talk to.

So many times I think that 'Sunday is Enough'.
Enough....., what is the word I am looking for?

Enough Scripture, Enough learning, Enough 'Spiritual Bread' ,to get me through for days.

But is it?

'You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes....speaking of them {scriptures} when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.'

-Deuteronomy 11v18-19

I think that it is so easy to forget about our 'spiritual' needs. The needs that only God can meet.
It is so easy to get caught up in friends, blogs, books, and outside things, that we start to look to others (things) to meet our needs.
It happens to me all of the time. Instead of focusing on what is really important (God, Family) I start getting drawn away by simple things such as, the computer. Sure, I am not doing anything bad! Just looking at a few good Christian blogs, but a 'few' turns into more and more and more!
Consequently turning me away from God and Family. Those blogs have alot of GREAT things on them! Like minded girls, crafts, etc. but I am not going to accomplish anything they try to tell me if I am constantly on the computer.
I have started to wander from my point, so what I think I am trying to say is this:
Take Deuteronomy 11(18-19) to heart. Don't let Sunday be a one time event.
All week long meditate on God, Every morning, and Every night.
Whether it be a devotional or a psalms, give God everything you have, then go to the blog, friends, or books.


Bria said...

Sooo true! And I love Sundays. But it still feels like we need more. Especially considering what a sinful world we live in. We should take after the Amish and sing and listen to preaching for 4 hours! Thanks for this reminder Taylor!

scott said...

Taylor, you brought up a good point about how we spend our time on Sunday's.....it's gonna be a long ride w/o that coffee.... :(