Madison Christian Church

Devotional for Nov. 13th 2017

I am thankful for our Military Veterans!   I kicked myself yesterday immediately after the service was over because I forgot to ask our military veterans to stand at the back door so our church family could thank them in person and face to face for their service to our country. My dad was a Korean War Veteran. My son and one of my son’s-in-law are in the military. Many of our church members are veterans and current members of our military. And I blew it! Thankfully, they are a forgiving bunch and didn’t show any animosity toward me yesterday.

I sometimes have a good memory. But I am finding myself to be more forgetful the older I get. My family blames it on my aspartame consumption. As I said I forgot to mention them yesterday and felt terrible about it. Please forgive me for that as I am deeply sorry. I love our military!

So what does this have to do with a “devotional”? Here’s something to think about. Have you ever been to church and then left, and forgot to worship? That can happen sometimes. It’s not unlike driving home from work or somewhere else and when you arrive you realize you don’t even remember the drive because your mind was so preoccupied.

So take this devotional as a reminder to prepare yourself for this Sunday as we gather to worship. Worship is to be a way of life for Christians as Paul said in Rom. 12:1 about presenting our “bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship”.   But on Sunday we are to do that corporately with other believers in honor of the resurrection of Jesus. As you prepare for this Sunday, prayerfully read Romans 8:1-17. And let’s be sure if we forget anything next Sunday that we do not forget to worship.