We have God’s resources to spend on what we value. He’s given us time, treasure, and talent–generously, with great abundance. Too often, we use these to fulfill our own fleshly desires. Instead, may we be people who spend our time, treasure, and talents for His glory.
Oh Lord, teach my restless heart your heavenly ordinance of rest, your invitation to worship. Open my eyes to the great sabbath to come. Open my ears to desire the sound of the triumphant saints joined in song, praising the King who welcomes us into His rest.
Father, forgive me, for I have sinned, and I have misappropriated your sacred gifts for my ow petty passions. My praise has been dull, my worship irreverent, and my attitude ungrateful. I beg you to sprinkle my past sabbaths in the blood of the Lamb, and may you this day witness deep improvements in me.
Lord, grant me in rich abundance the blessings the Lord’s day was designed to impart. Let my heart make war against worldly concerns as you fill my thoughts with peace beyond understanding. May my meditations be sweet, my acts of worship be life, liberty, and joy, my drink be the streams that flow from your throne, my food be the precious Word, my defense be the shield of faith, and may my heart be more knit to Jesus.
So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience (Hebrews 4: 9-11).