Because discipleship is difficult, we must remember to constantly seek renewal and empowerment. It is said that Martin Luther once remarked "I generally pray two hours every day, except on very busy days. On those days, I pray three." How much time do you spend in prayer? Are you seeking renewal and empowerment to face the tasks of the day? If you're struggling with those tasks, I encourage you to reflect on how much time you are allowing to connect with your Heavenly Father.
I often find Mondays difficult days. I've thought about this over the years and the more I reflect and pray about it, the more I have come to the realization that Mondays are difficult because of Sundays. I leave our weekend worship experiences both buzzing and exhausted. God is so good and so faithful. I always am thankful that He is so tangibly present. When Monday rolls around, I am not gathered with the wonderful people of COTHA. I still feel the exhaustion of the day before. There are tasks to accomplish and the week to prepare for. I look through all of that and it's to easy to lose my focus. I forget that God is with me on Mondays as much as He is with me on the weekends. I'm not alone. He reveals Himself to me and I know He desires to draw me close to Him. But, perhaps like you, when the regular things of life present themselves, I forget.
To Serve and Honor God in All Things means to recognize that He is present with me in all places, in all times. Ministry isn't just something done in church; it's done on Mondays as well. We are called to keep Him first. Even on Mondays. And so, I seek to "Serve and Honor God in all things," even on Mondays.