Haven’t we all had a moment in a service, where we’ve just wish we’d stayed in bed. Try as you might to deny this fact, we know that every once is in a while you just can’t help but have the desire to sleep in and relax on a Sunday. Not that this in inherently wrong to do so, but sometimes we’ll find ourselves in a loop of not attending services. From personal experience, I can relate to this fact. However, it’s really important that you keep yourself in the constant rhythm of hearing God's word, and keeping yourself in the chair. Here are some ways you can keep motivation in your service.
Taking a pen and paper to service is actually more effective than one might think. It’s actually very helpful with not only trying to keep the services information in your mind for longer, but also keeping yourself connected to what is going on. This doesn’t have to be specific line by line journalism, but rather doodles and notes that help you grasp a clear picture of what is going. Allow yourself to listen while simultaneously keeping the right side of your mind busy is a great way to stay motivated.
Sitting closer to the front
Whenever we sit close to the Pastor as he speaks, we notice that it’s a lot more attentive than if we were to sit in the back. This is because, for the most part it’s louder, and much easier to see. You’d be surprised at just how much of a difference changing the position of where you are seated can make. You’re also less inclined to distract yourself, when you know you’re seen. It helps to keep you focused on God’s word, thus more likely to come back.
Being attentive during the week
We as Christians should know by now that Sunday’s shouldn’t be the only day that we think about our relationship with God. It’s important to think about him and how he’s working in our life often, making sure that we remind ourselves why we’re thankful for his love. We are children of God after all. Just by thinking about it all week will give you a lot of motivation in itself
We are children of God, we may not always be attentive Christians, but we always make an effort to be a part of the community of fellow members in a Christ. It’s important to keep our minds and motivations to him. Allow yourself to just tune out the outside world, and focus on the word of God.
Prayer Of The Month!
“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.”
— James 1:2-4 MSG
— Lillian Putnam