No, this week’s message is not a sinister post about planning for the end of life nor is it about planning for the end of the world. The truth of the matter is that if we live every day the way that it should be lived then there is no difference in planning for the beginning, the middle or the end of our lives.
Instead, today’s post is about planning for the end of the week. What should our Saturday be filled with? What should be our focus? Consider first what the Apostle Paul had to say in Ephesians 6:19:
“And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,”
A Focus on Sunday (Or other Worship Times)
While all of us find our days, especially our Saturday’s, filled with many activities and list of things to get done, we need to remember that a primary focus of our Saturday should be in preparation for the worship that is to follow the next day. One of the greatest things we can do to prepare for worship is to pray for the pastor or other minister that is going to be filling the stand and attempting to preach the gospel.
Preparation also means not taking on things on Saturday that might prevent us from being in worship on Sunday. All too many do things on Saturday that make it physically difficult to be in church on Sunday. We will all find that Saturday’s are far more rewarding when they end up with us being in church on Sunday morning.
A Time to Reflect
Saturday’s also provide us an incredible time to reflect on the week past and plan for the week ahead. One of the greatest things we can incorporate into our lives is a time of reflection. A time to analyze how well we are doing with meeting our goals, changing our tiny habits, and living a purposeful life. If we never take time to reflect we are unlikely to find our lives moving in the right direction.
Another aspect of reflection that is important is preparing to receive the message that will be preached the next day. In some instances that means reviewing the parts of the series that have come before and in turn preparing yourself for the new message. In other cases it just simply means reading and meditating on scripture. However, in all cases the scripture teaches us that we need to prepare the soil to receive the seed that is being sown. Saturday is a great day to prepare the soil.
May the Lord bless you to make the end of your week a purposeful and planned time.