|Is Your Heart Prepared To Seek Me?|
It is Monday morning an how are you feeling? Did church reset your spiritual tank, or are you feeling just as empty and stressed out? Maybe we should back up for a minute, I would hope that you are attending church regularly. Besides the fact that it should refresh and fill you up, it is a great place for community.
As I was reading chapter 9 I could not help to think how much preparation went into The LORD's Tabernacle. The priest and Levites put a great deal of time and care into worship. From more details on their tasks you can read Leviticus 1-9. GOD intends our worship to be taken seriously. Just think about it, this is the one day, out the six others that we can come and meet with Our Creator for maybe an hour or two. That is not much time dedicated to the one we are going to spend eternity with.
Where is your heart and mind when you are at church? Are you focused on worshipping HIM? Or are you thinking about all the tasks that you have to get done when you get home? Did you rush to get the kids up, fed, and rushed out the door, when you get to church you are totally stressed out. Or have you prepared your heart and mind before you entered the doors.
We spend so much time on ourselves, doing the things that we want or need to do. When we do have time to spend with Christ I pray that we take it seriously and that we can really focus on HIM and take the time to give thanks for all the Blessings He has given us and the sacrifices He has made. The next time you attend church I would encourage you to examine where your heart and your head is.
Some of them had charge of the utensils of service, for they were required tocount them when they were brought in and taken out. Others of them were appointed over the furniture and over all the holy utensils, also over the fine flour, the wine, the oil, the incense, and the spices. Others, of the sons of the priests, prepared the mixing of the spices, and Mattithiah, one of the Levites, the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, was entrusted with making the flat cakes. Also some of their kinsmen of the Kohathites had charge of the showbread, to prepare it every Sabbath. Now these, the singers, the heads of fathers' houses of the Levites, were in the chambers of the temple free from other service, for they were on duty day and night. -
1 Chronicles 9:28-33