BIBLE READING: Col. 2: 6 - 10 6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. 7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. 8 Don't let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. 9 For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. 10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.
BLOG: It's Humpday. I never really understood that term. I get it, but why? You're halfway to what Friday? Saturday? Sunday?
If Friday is payday, then you're looking forward to paying your bills. (Hoping to have a little leftover.)
Saturday is a play day. Go out on the boat, go shopping, or take a day off.
Sunday is God's day. The first day of the week that you give to Him. With this day, you honor and worship Him. Now you can probably guess that I am a big fan of this one. So, do you look forward to Sunday on a Wednesday?
Romans 5:3-4 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
What is humpday all about? Patience. If you are waiting for something, and the key is to wait for something worthwhile. There is nothing wrong being excited about your upcoming vacation or family day. But on the average Wednesday, of the average week, we are not looking forward to those things.
Look forward to being with friends of like-minded faith. Those are some of the best friends you will ever have.
Look forward to pleasing God with your giving, heart, soul, and spirit.
Look forward to receiving what God has in store for you. God doesn't ask you to go to church on Sunday for no reason. He has a blessing waiting for you.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, I am looking forward to celebrating you this Sunday at (insert the name of your church here.) AMEN