Difficult to get my mind and body engaged this morning. Not because yesterday was a difficult day, I believe it is just because it is a Monday morning. As I reflect on yesterday I realize what a roller coaster ride it was.
Some of the highs:
-Praying over our Vacation Bible School workers in preparation for our VBS beginning this evening. This was very moving and humbling.
-Realizing that we have over 25% of our average Worship attendance serving this week in VBS. That is an awesome percentage. Not just 25% of our adult attendance, but 25% of our total attendance! I am really rejoicing over this one.
-Sharing communion together and watching people really reflect on what Christ has done for them.
-Having a brand new person, from our town, show up to worship. No one invited this person, they just showed up. I would like to see more come because someone invited, but how cool in this day and age when someone just shows up. God really is up to something good around here.
-Watching our VBS workers come back last evening to prepare for this week. They arrived in a torrential downpour and participated enthusiastically. Seeing their desire for children to hear the Good News and come to faith in Christ got me fired up.
-Realizing that our low Sundays are now are higher than our average Sundays were last year.
Some of the not so highs:
-Having a low number of children in attendance yesterday, the day before our VBS begins. Hopefully there is no correlation between the two.
-Not being able to sleep well in preparation for Sunday. I always get up very early on Sundays, but yesterday I was wide awake, and worried about something, more than an hour before my alarm was set to go off.
-A very low offering. Putting it in perspective, we are still ahead of last year’s giving, but it was still a downer.
This Monday a lot time is being spend finalizing details for the beginning of our Vacation Bible School. I am very excited for this to begin. I am praying for some great things to happen this week. I admit that I am going to have to really work to crank up the energy for tonight, but it will be worth it. I am really attempting to make my Mondays a better day of preparation for the rest of the week. Do you have any tips for a pastor to make Mondays, at least Monday afternoons, a little more productive?
Here’s hoping your Monday is one of recuperation and anticipation of a great week.