We spent the day Sunday preaching, teaching, welcoming, visiting, meeting, planning, studying, putting out fires, and in fellowship with our people. I know, they’re not really our people, they are God’s people. But, if you’ve preached very long at all, if you’ve labored among the congregation where you are now for any length of time, you know what I mean by our people.
Monday. Some of us will take the day off in attempt to recover from an extremely busy weekend. Some of us will spend the day planning for sermons that will be delivered in a Summer Series this week, and that we will preach this coming Sunday.
Some of us will meet attend weekly staff meetings and listen to our co-workers tell about future plans. Some of us will make visits to our guests from Sunday. Some of us will reach out to someone who has expressed interest in a Bible study.
My Monday will find me at the hospital at 6:30 to pray with one of our shepherds before he has a pacemaker installed. Then I’ll handwrite thank you notes to the men who led us in worship on Sunday. Then I’ll work on a lesson for a summer series and begin to put finishing thoughts together for next Sunday.
Monday. Whatever else you do on Monday, we should all take some time to talk to our Father. Thank Him for the opportunity to preach and minister to His/our people. Thank Him for the opportunity to have another day to live for and serve Him. Thank Him for the tremendous blessing of life and health. Thank Him for the privilege of being one His men.
I hope you have a blessed Monday and that you’ll have a little time to renew, refresh, reboot, & reset.