Sundays are for worship. It’s “church day.” It’s the day that we give to God.
This is common practice, isn’t it? It’s a traditional understanding that this one day of the week is supposed to be “the Lord’s day.” It’s the day that we set aside for things like prayer, and church, and listening to a sermon, and worship, and getting “close” to God.
That’s all fine and good. But what about Monday?
What about the other days of the week?
Can those days be “the Lord’s days” too? Can the rest of the week be just as dedicated to God as that glorious, spiritual Sunday morning?
Can our Mondays be just as “spiritual?” Can we feel close to God on Wednesday, in the middle of a busy and hectic week? What about on Friday night, when we’re exhausted and drained and we just want the weekend so we can rest and relax?
Can those days also be given to God?
It’s easy to compartmentalize our lives, isn’t it? We divide our weeks and our days and our time and our attention into categories:
There’s the spiritual aspect of it. That’s reserved for Sundays.
Then there’s work. Family. Money. Hobbies.
We live in these little categories and we keep our faith in it’s own little box at the beginning of the week, and we fail to realize that our faith is actually supposed to be interwoven through the fabric of every other category of our lives.
Faith and worship and spiritual activities and turning to God doesn’t only need to happen on Sundays. It needs to be a daily part of our existence, happening in different ways at every moment of our weeks.
Obviously, it’s going to look different. It’s not going to look like a Sunday church service every single day. It doesn’t have to.
Instead, it’s going to look like a daily, intentional, worshipful pursuit of God, a constant turning to Him in faith, a life lived in dedication to Jesus, a daily awareness of God’s presence, and a regular desire to engage with Him no matter what you’re doing or where you are or how you feel.
This is what a faith beyond Sunday looks like. And this is what you and I are called to pursue.
I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.Romans 12:1 (ESV)
The life you see me living is not “mine,” but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.Galatians 2:20 (The Message)