Monday, May 10, 2010

"Special Occasions"

"So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows." Psalm 61:8

Yesterday was Mother's Day. The restaurants were full because families took there mothers out to eat. The florists were busy delivering flowers to mothers. The sermons in churches were centered around the subject of motherhood. Gifts were given to show mom how much we love her and how special she is. Phone lines were busy with phone calls wishing mothers a good day. That was yesterday, but what about today? Now that the "holiday" is over mom won't get the same special treatment she got yesterday. She'll be neglected, taken for granted or in some cases forgotten. No phones calls, attention or gifts until the next special occasion. It's back to life as usual.

Why do we tend to do that with people- take them for granted until a special occasion arises? We do it with each other but I wonder if we don't do it with the Lord as well. After Sunday is He forgotten until it's time for church service again? Do we tend to neglect Him day in and day out until a situation arises that we need His help with? Do we only acknowledge Him on special occasions- Easter and Christmas? Do we neglect to tell Him how wonderful, special and worthy He is each and every day? Do we forget to give Him the praise and honor that He deserves not only when He "come through" for us by answering our prayer, but when we see no visible evidence of Him moving on our behalf as well?

Let's make it personal this morning. Do you treat the Lord like everyday is His "birthday"? Do you treat Him daily with love, respect and honor? Do you "call" Him up each morning and let Him know how thankful you are to Him for allowing you to see another day? Or do you take Him for granted until it is church time again? We might do it with others but we can't afford to treat the Lord like this. And if we are, we need to confess our neglect of Him, repent of it and start giving Him the glory and honor that He deserves each and every day.

Have a great day. We tend to honor people only on special occasions. Are we doing the same thing with the Lord- acknowledging Him only on Sundays?

For further reading:
Deuteronomy 8:18
Matthew 6:33
Psalm 59:16
1 Chronicles 9:26,27; 23:30
Ezekiel 46:13

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