The biggest mistake made on Monday is forgetting Sunday.
I don’t know how, but I do it. Call it amnesia. Call it short term memory loss. But whatever the diagnosis, we separate Sunday’s resurrection message from our waking alarm on Monday. We hit the snooze, and begin to separate gospel worship from the grind at work. Emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, we shut down “church mode” to rev up into “life mode.”
Doing this is shutting down the power of the Spirit to work throughout the rest of your week. It’s like cutting off the powerhouse rapids of the Niagra Falls and then trying to scoot in a barrel against its rocks. It won’t happen.
I wonder how many Mondays we roll out of bed without waking up in Christ. We get up, face the world, the workplace, our problems and projects. And somehow forget the gospel hope of restoration and revival. We blank out on our forgiveness, salvation, hope, and victory over the grave. Separating life/work on Monday from worship on Sunday is like driving the car without fuel. We won’t get far. So…
- Before you face Monday’s problems, remember Sunday’s preaching.
- Before you face Monday’s doubts, remember Sunday’s deliverance.
- Before you face Monday’s tasks, remember Sunday’s truths.
Dont forget that Monday’s gain flows from Sunday’s grace.
Without Christ, Monday is a big vacuum that sucks life from our bodies. With Christ, Monday becomes a vehicle to fuel, carry, and declare the glory of God in our bodies. Today’s sunrise is blessed because God’s Son did raise. Because of Sunday, Monday is filled with meaning and mission.
Don’t make Monday’s biggest mistake. Connect the message of Sunday to the mission of Monday.