WW - Sunday Ain't Your Fuel

I've heard it said before that Sunday worship services are like the fuel for our faith. While the heart for that illustration my be in the right place, I would like to offer what I think is a better variation...

Think about a nice camp fire for a minute. There's nothing like a nice camp fire in the fall! The smell, the warmth, the sounds. I love it! Now anyone who's ever been around a fire for an extended period of time knows that a fire won't last much longer than a few hours without good fuel to burn. A good, solid log may last a few hours but once that's gone, the fire is dead. That is exactly why a once a week worship service absolutely cannot be the fuel for our "fire" (faith/passion/relationship with Jesus).

If we choose to rely on one hour a week to be our fuel, the truth is that it just won't last long enough to sustain our fire. We must fuel our fire throughout our day on our own! See what Scripture says to you. Spend time in Prayer. Ask God to reveal Himself to you. Ask yourself what God is teaching you. Worship through music in the car. Give a financial gift. Encourage a friend with a verse. There are several ways we can fuel our fire on our own.

When we do that on our own throughout each day, Sunday worship services are no longer the fuel for our fire. They are a fan! When you come into a worship service pre-lit, the music and word and other believers have a tendency to cause that flame to grow stronger. And even more, your flame acts as a fan to others around you.

Colossians 3:16 says, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Notice the last part of that verse. My encouragement for you today is to pray for a heart of thankfulness throughout this week. Ask God to reveal His provision for you. Reflect on His grace for you, and give Him thanks!

Then Sunday worship service becomes less about what we need and more about giving God what He deserves!

1 Comment

Cindy M - November 12th, 2021 at 7:38pm

So true Joey.

Praise and worship along with prayer is not just something we do at church

Also, singing praise songs while driving does not look so crazy nowadays like it used to.