I was standing during the 9am service this morning…during the time of congregational singing…and I was thinking about:
- My unfinished projects from the past week
- How I could improve the trim of my sails to make the boat move faster
- New topics for this blog that I could write about
How can that happen? How did I become so casual about worshiping the Creator of the Universe? Why would I allow myself to be distracted during the very time of the week that I have set aside for this purpose? My mind was opposed to the very purpose for attending church. In that moment, I was at war with God.
Worship requires intentionality. It requires self-discipline.
God breathed life into my body while forming me in my mother’s womb. He has protected me and provided for me over the past 50+ years. He sacrificed His son on the Cross so that I can have a relationship with Him and live forever. He gave me the blessing of a loving and faithful wife. He provided the most wonderful kids a father could ever enjoy.
God deserves my intentionality.