Set Your Minds On Things Above
Did you know that as Christians we are to put aside worldly things and set our minds on things above? (Colossians 3:2) But, as busy moms it sometimes can be very difficult to do that. We get caught up in our kids, our husbands, and even our jobs.
And, we can miss out on the most important role we have. The one where we are servants of the Living God.
This series helps to focus the mind of a woman on preparing for worship. Learning how to focus on Him. Learning to worship in Spirit and Truth, John 4:24.
From preparing ahead of time for worship to understanding God’s expectations for worship you’ll discover that you can build a deeper, more meaningful, and honest relationship with the Creator, when you place Him above yourself.
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Preparing for Worship
For so many years, I felt like Sunday mornings were filled with rushing and lack of control. This was never my intention. I desire to be prepared both physically and spiritually to go into worship with a mind set to offer praise to the Father in humility of spirit.
Preparing the Heart
As mom’s we often are rushed on Sunday mornings. We have a lot to do getting a family ready, fed and out of the house in time for Bible class. Which can leave us feeling disconnected and without the proper frame of mind to go in to the SACRED ASSEMBLY to offer praise to our Father and Living God. So I am sharing a series of articles focusing on preparing our minds on things above; preparing our minds on service and praise to the Father.
Mom’s will most often put the needs of their child above their own need. It’s a mother’s nature. I had found that doing that on Sunday morning, the rushing about to ensure my child had what he needed, clothing, breakfast, hat, gloves, bible, etc. often left me feeling less than prepared to worship the Lord. I’ve been convicted that entering into the assembly with little thought for the worship was no way for me to Honor the Father and subsequently I realized I was not setting a proper example for my son.
In this series, I have shared with you some of the ways that I prepare for the Lord’s Day. I have done this because I know how difficult it is as moms to get our families ready, fed and out of the house and to the place of worship on time and most especially in the right frame of mind.
If you’ve been following you know that I have shared tips on preparing your home, preparing your clothing, and preparing your breakfast. Lest you think that I am only concerned with the physical preparations, I want to share with you the truth. I do all of these things to ease the transition, to clear the mental clutter SO THAT my mind can focus upon worshiping the Father through Christ Jesus my Lord.
We’ve previously looked at preparing our physical surroundings, preparing the things we need, preparing breakfast and preparing our minds. To continue on, I want to turn our focus to the purpose of worship as we learn to “SET YOUR MIND ON THINGS ABOVE.”
Have you asked yourself, ‘Why Sunday?‘ As we read through scripture we see that int he Old Testament from the very beginning God sanctified the Sabbath day. He set it apart as Holy because it was on the seventh day that He rested from all the labor that He had done. In a previous post I wrote about the importance of the First Day of the week and that even as God sanctified the seventh, the Sabbath, the first day of the week also played an important role in the fellowship and worship throughout the O.T. Scriptures.
Worship is not about ourselves. It is not about how we feel or how it makes us feel. is to give honor to God through adoring reverence. Worship is about adoring HIM. We praise Him through the act of expressing our adoration of HIM. Worship is not about me, it is not about you, it is about Him. Doing this requires us to ourselves and magnify Him.
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Are you ready to take your worship to a whole new level? Are you ready to realize that worship, true worship is about pleasing the Father, bringing honor and glory to His name? Are you ready to set aside your own hope of pleasure and find peace in offering glory and honor to Him?
Won’t you join me in learning how to Set Your Mind on Things Above.