I have to admit right off the bat that I have borrowed my title from a great book I just finished reading by Karen Kingsbury, Between Sundays... Want to give it a plug for my reading friends!!
I guess the Lord used the main plot of this book to get me to thinking and focusing on MY between Sundays. But even more than that, realizing that what I do between Sundays...how I spend my time, how much I study, read, & pray... truly affects my actual Sunday....how I worship, how I minister, what I learn.
My desire is to use this opportunity to encourage you to seek the Lord in everything you do all through the week...Spend time in devotional study and in God's Word; read great books that point you to Christ. Those of us with kids, spend time teaching them God's Word. And last but certainly not least, PRAY!!! Pray for your family, your church family, your church leaders, the lost...pray for growth and wisdom and discernment. Pray for understanding for where the Lord has you. Pray to be in sync with how God works!!
I want to share a part of a devotion from John Piper's Devotional book, Taste and See entitled "How to Pray for the Soul". He calls it the meat and potatoes of his prayer life and it is good stuff!!!
Here is how we should pray:
1. For the desire of my heart to be toward God and his Word.
Incline my heart to Your testimonies and not to gain. (Psalm 119:36)
2. For the eyes of my heart to be opened.
Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law. (Psalm 119:18)
3. For my heart to be enlightened with these “wonders.”
[I pray] that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened. (Ephesians 1:18)
4. For my heart to be united, not divided, for God.
O Lord, I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name. (Psalm 86:11)
5. For my heart to be satisfied with God and not with the world.
O satisfy us in the morning with Your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. (Psalm 90:14)
6. For strength in this joy, and endurance during the dark seasons.
[I pray that God] would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man. (Ephesians 3:16)
7. For visible good deeds and works of love to others.
[I pray that you] will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord...bearing fruit in every good work. (Colossians 1:10)
8. For God to be glorified.
Hallowed be thy name. (Matthew 6:9)
9. In Jesus’ name.
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him? (Romans 8:32)