Sunday morning is the most exhausting and exhilarating time of the week for me. I don’t know what I would do if I wasn’t a pastor, perhaps I would be a parking enforcement officer that way I could drive a cool car.However, I am not a meter maid Parking Enforcement Officer, I think I will stick with being a pastor. The result of being a pastor is that Saturday night I have a very set routine.
While all my friends are out having fun I am at home mentally going over my sermon in my head making sure everything is where it should be. My sermon has been done for two weeks but things get rearranged up until the last minutes. I make sure I am spending time with my wife and my son, because while everyone else sits with their family in church on Sunday mornings I don’t get to sit with them I get to lead them in worship.
That is also the different mentality. I don’t have to lead anyone in worship. I GET to lead and teach, I don’t have to say something but instead I have something to say.
I make sure we cook dinner and have a good evening, after my son goes to bed we finish all the things on our DVR that we didn’t get to see during the week.
Yet, the most important part of my Saturday (and any day really) needs to start in the morning. When I wake up and get settled I find my Bible and my devotional book and start reading. Lately I am reading through First Thessalonians and I am starting tomorrow “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” by Donald Miller.
If my days don’t start with scripture (and coffee) they do not go nearly as well, but opening my day with some encouraging words is a lens that focuses my entire day.
How do you start your day?