30 for 30 Devotional

April 8

Prepare – Day of Rest (Wednesday) – Psalm 91:1-2

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

Devotional

According to all four gospels, it appears that Wednesday was a day of rest for Jesus. Why don’t we learn from His example and just spend the day recounting all that Jesus has done in us and through us. Maybe you could spend some concentrated time digging into a favorite passage, or spending extra time in prayer and/or worship?

The reality is, our lives have been completely interrupted. Our patterns and routines have changed significantly. We have been forced to hit the pause button and grapple with the unfamiliar. Today is an invitation for us to turn off the noise we have become so accustomed to and give our full attention to Jesus in prayer and/or worship. Like you, I am used to being busy and active, and the uncontrollable change has caused me or at least presented me with the opportunity to rethink my priorities and the usage of my time. To think about that which we don’t usually have time to think about can cause an unsettledness in us. At times, that unsettledness can be the Holy Spirit prompting us to make some necessary changes. This unique time has given us the opportunity to hit the reset button. I am thankful for such needed opportunities.

Everything we claim as believers and as followers of Christ hinges on this week, particularly Friday through Sunday. We have reason to worship and praise Him. We have reason to adore Him. We also have reason to rest in Him! Jesus spent this day preparing for the cross! Let us spend this day reflecting on the cross and its significance in our lives.

~ Pastor Andy Veith

Praise

Watch and listen to “For the Cross” by Brian & Jenn Johnson and “I See the Lord” by Vertical Worship.