June 2, 2016

Read Philippians 1:1-6

Looking back on my early childhood, I remember one particular conversation that I overheard. After church one Sunday, I heard a few older people talking about preparing for the upcoming “Decoration Day.” In my childlike innocence, I pictured a day when everyone would put new decorations in their homes. I began thinking about how I could decorate my room, and was surprised when my parents said no to my ideas.

It took me a few years, but eventually I was old enough to understand that Decoration Day – what we now call Memorial Day – is a day that was first set aside to honor military heroes. On Memorial Day we remember the men and women who have lost their lives fighting in wars throughout American History. We also recognize those who have served bravely to help make freedom possible. We remember their dedication, and it gives us hope for the future.

We can also find hope for the future by remembering those who have followed Jesus faithfully throughout the years. We can consider the Christian service of parents, aunts, uncles, friends, and others, giving thanks for them in our prayers. As we thank God for these faithful saints, we can be encouraged that God will continue to complete the works He has started in them. We can also take comfort in knowing that God will also complete the works He has begun in our own lives.

Are we living our lives in a way that others will remember and thank God?

One great way to weave worship into our daily lives is to fill it with music that helps focus our hearts on our great God.  Here is a Spotify playlist that has all the songs our worship team has led us through in the last month’s Sunday evening services to get you started. http://bit.ly/GBCPMThisMonth It’s updated weekly, so “follow” it to keep fresh worship music in your life.