If you’re familiar with Instagram, you may know that there are certain types of pictures you post on certain days. Sunday is the day you’re supposed to share a picture that you’ve taken of yourself and so it’s called “Selfie Sunday.” I’m not going to pick on Instagram or make big deal out of that, but I do find it a little ironic that “Selfie Sunday” falls on the Lord’s day. All Instagram aside, I wonder if we are sometimes guilty of turning the Lord’s day into Selfie Sunday?
- Am I so distracted by others around me or my own problems that I am disengaged during worship?
- Do I ever feel like I am checking off my to-do list by putting in one hour of praise?
- Do I take advantage of all the people I’ll see at worship by trying to promote my business or sell a product?
- Am I too eager to get on with my day that I skip lingering and fellowshipping with my brothers and sisters in Christ?
- Do I enable my own shyness by refusing to greet visitors or encourage those around me?
- Once worship is over, do I go about my day without letting the words of the hymns and lessons penetrate my heart?
I enjoy reading about the early 1900’s, and I’ve learned that many Christians back then tried to devote their entire Sundays to God. Even after worship, they would study their Bibles in their own homes, find a quiet place to meditate, or gather with friends to sing songs. Doesn’t that sound spiritually refreshing? Is there anything wrong with watching a game on Sunday afternoon or getting some extra work done? Of course not. But I can’t help but think we might have things a little out of balance and that looking for ways to spend more time focusing on our Father and less time on ourselves couldn’t hurt.
“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness” (Psalm 29:2).
Prayer for Today: Thank you, Lord, for giving us a day each week in which we can worship and praise You for Your goodness and holiness.