Welcome to time-change Monday – the Mondayest of Mondays.
True to form, I woke up late for a 3-hour appointment and rushed out the door without breakfast or my go-to Diet Coke.
But the good news is that Monday doesn’t start our week. The week started yesterday, on Sunday, a day of worship and the Word.
I’m apt to let Monday set the pace of my week and get caught up in Monday’s plans and problems.
But I need to let Sunday set the pace. Because our core purpose is to worship.
We were made to praise.
It’s not that God needs our worship. God is perfect and complete, infinite and without need. His glory is inherent and part of his nature.
If we never praised God, if we never worshipped him, if everyone on this earth turned a blind eye and cold heart to God, He would continue to exist in perfect, majestic glory.
Right now, on this Monday, as people around the globe come home from work or head out for their day, some acknowledging God, some never giving him the time of day, God is on His throne and worshipped in absolute splendor.
And yet God calls us to worship because worship changes us.
Worship moves our focus off our little world, with our plans and priorities, and places it where it should be — on God, on His plans and His priorities. Worship aligns our will to God’s. And worship reminds us that this world is not all there is.
So on this Monday, let’s be Sunday people. Women who worship no matter what day it is. And women ready to glorify God no matter what this day and this week holds.
Worship is one of the many ways we posture our hearts and minds to surrender to the Lord. Join us for week two in our “Surrendered” podcast series as Lauren and Rochelle talk about The Surrendered Mind.
Lisa Appelo writes stories of hope and encouragement when walking through the hard places. She’s a former attorney who pushed pause on career to home educate and raise her seven children. Happily married to her high school sweetheart for 25 years and in the throes of a busy household, life as she knew it collapsed around her. Her world shattered into a thousand irretrievable pieces when she awoke in the dark hours one summer morning to her husband’s final breaths.
As a single mom and unexpected widow, Lisa writes about God’s faithfulness in the hard. She peels back the vulnerabilities of heartbreak and fear and an unknown future, anchored always by the practical and spiritual faithfulness of an amazing God. Lisa welcomes others who need the hope and encouragement of a God who loves and heals at lisaappelo.com.