Well, it’s Monday and we begin another work-week. The question I asked myself this morning during “coffee with the Lord” was, how should a person begin a week… or a day for that matter?
I’m convinced I began the week right… I worshipped with fellow Christians on Sunday, the Lord’s Day! (You do realize, don’t you, that Monday is the second day, not the first day of the week?) So, starting the week with fellow Christians in worship at Church is a good beginning to any week!
But how about any other days of the week? What’s a good beginning? I think I read about it this morning in Psalm 100! I’ll give you my personal restatement of it that I put in the margin of my Bible this morning… Then I’ll give you the actual words of the Psalm from the Bible…
Here’s my personal restatement of it…
Start your week, or any day of the week, with… 1) A joyful sound; 2) Glad service for the Lord; 3) and then sing! Be aware of Who God is and conscience of who you are. Approach Him with a thankful heart, authentic praise and worship! Focus on His character throughout the day… He is good! His love is steadfast! And His faithfulness endures to you, your children, your grandchildren, their children… in fac, It reaches back as far as creation itself and can be depended on throughout all eternity! Praise the Lord!!!
Oh, the way the Bible says it is much better than my feeble attempt at paraphrasing! Here it is…
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
“Know that the Lord, He is God!
It is he who made us, and we are His!
We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
And His courts with praise!
Give thanks to Him; bless his name!
“For the Lord is good!
His steadfast love endures forever!
And his faithfulness to all generations!”
(Psalm 100 ESV)
Hey, have a great week… and a wonderful day!