I don't like Mondays - Monday Ministry

Monday Ministry is about sharing and encouraging one another as we take Sunday into the rest of the week
Too often as the service ends and the closing hymn plays my mind has already turned to who I need to speak to or my plans for the day. Even though I make notes I rarely come back to them.
What if I'm missing what God is trying to speak into my week?
So, whether you go to Church or not if there is a word that speaks to you, a prayer that touches your heart or a hymn or song that makes your Spirit soar; I want to encourage you to join me into bringing Sunday into the rest of your week and letting it minister to you (and others) from Monday.
                                                                                   

There are many people today who have dragged themselves out of bed and plodded into their weekly routine of work, eat, sleep. Many are heard to say 'I don't like Mondays!' Life has become a treadmill.

The treadmill is allowed to run when we place our sense of value in the work we do, our families, job title, marital status or our assets. When these things become our focus we are continually disappointed because none of these things give us the satisfaction and sense of fulfilment that our hearts yearn for.

"So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me.
All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind."
Ecclesiastes 2:17

The things we 'do' can be and will eventually be done by someone else, the things we accumulate won't go with us when we die. The chores I do today will not be remembered when I am long gone. As you go through this week think about the things that will be remembered, the kind word and gentle smile to a colleague having a rough day, the hug you give your child as they leave for school, the joy and kindness the stranger that calls the office hears in your voice, the patience you show in dealing with an irate customer, your generosity in buying a friend a coffee, and many other little things.

I cannot imagine many people on their death bed wishing they had spent more time at work or doing housework. When these things are replacing the time we put into people, if we are too busy to love others, then we are failing in our calling to love our neighbour.

As Christians we are called to live differently, not because our work is necessarily any more fun filled, meaningful or enjoyable, but because of where we place our priorities.

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,
as working for the Lord, not men"
Colossians 3:23

When everyone else around you is saying "I don't like Mondays", live in such a way that says I love everyday because I am living and working for Christ in all that I do.

4 comments:

  1. I so often feel as if I'm on a hamster wheel, running and running only to stand still. This really struck a chord with me, Tania. Thank you.

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    1. A time of looking not just at why we do but also who we are doing it for can be a real time of release and a way to find contentment. I am glad this spoke to you. x

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  2. So blessed to find you today. Thanks for splashing me with encouragement for my week.

    I would love to see you splashin' our little group of moms. We could use your words of encouragement. your tips. your photos. your anything gloriously mom.

    I jot some few notes on Mondays. But it's a link up whenever you can kind of thing. I understand the filled to the brim momma schedules. We would be honored to have you join. Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.

    Splashin' Momma,
    Sarah

    http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2013/06/slosh-grace.html

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    1. Thank you Sarah - lovely to connect with you - Love your website and will certainly connect over http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2013/06/slosh-grace.html

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