1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2
I just finished reading an article about the 30 minute meal. Now before you begin to think too highly of me and think I am planning the family meal tonight, I should also let you know that my wife sent me the article. The point of the article is that most of these, so called 30 minute meals, only took about 30 minutes if you had some real good planning and preparation beforehand. As I read that article, I realized this is much like life. We all want something great to happen in 30 minutes, but we too often forget that the only way the actual 30 minutes is successful, is if we have had a lot of preparation beforehand.

If you are planning to take a test or accomplish something athletically, you need to train, study, and prepare before you play the game or take the test. If you are attending a meeting, an interview, a class, a job, or school… be prepared.

The truth is, our spiritual life is that way as well. If we really want church to be meaningful this Sunday, consider doing some pre-training.

Read a proverb a day. Begin to read the book of John. Or spend some time praying. Then when you hit church on Sunday you will be ready for the best spiritual time of the week.
Think about it, and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D