Comeback Challenge

Come Back Challenge

Heart of Worship Comeback Challenge: Day 1

I am so glad you are here and have decided to take these next five days to join me as we grow closer in our walk with God.

During this time, I want to encourage you to listen for His still small voice; take the time to be in His Presence; and ask the Lord for His guidance and direction as you move through your day.

In today’s lesson, we will meditate on the following Scriptures to remind ourselves of Who is most important in our lives.

Matthew 22:37-38

  1. Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
  2. This is the first and great commandment.”

In this Scripture we see that the greatest commandment – the most important direction that is given to us is to love the Lord your God. This is not a suggestion. It requires a deliberate action on our part to put the Lord God above everything; to recognize Him for Who He is and what He has truly done for us.

So often, we get so caught up in our work, families, and our day-to-day responsibilities that we do not take the time to come into His Presence, to just sit and worship Him, to meditate on the Word of God, to pray, or to offer up our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. We are a people who have forgotten who and Whose we are.

May I remind you that when you accepted Jesus as your Savior, when you confessed with your mouth that Jesus was Lord and believed in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you were saved. But never forget that your salvation, while a gift from God, came at great cost. God sent His only begotten Son to the cross for you and for me. He took upon Himself the sins of the world so that you and I could be reconciled to God. It cost Him everything. Is His sacrifice not worth our worship? It is my friend.

Isaiah 53:5

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities…

Today’s challenge is to stop making your time with God an afterthought, rather, make Him your priority, put Him first. Ask God to guide your decisions, to guard your heart, your mind, and your mouth, what you will say and what you will do in any situation that you face.

Today’s Worship Song:

“Heart of Worship” by Matt Redman

Today’s Prayer:

Precious Lord,

Thank you for this day. Thank you, O God, for loving me so much, for feeling that I was worth dying for, for saving me, for protecting me, and for providing for my every need. Thank you for those I love and thank You for Your promises, Father. I can never repay you Lord, except to say thank you. I do love you. Thank You for Your mercy and grace. You are so, so good to me.

Father, I confess that I have let the cares of the world take my eyes off of You and I have not always put you first. I know that You have already forgiven me, but today I am saying I am sorry. I want to reignite my passion for You. I long to be in Your Presence, O God. I want to show You how very much I love You Lord, not just for what You have done for me, but for Who You Are. You alone are worthy of my praise and worship.

Father, You have always been faithful, even when I have strayed, even when I have taken my eyes off of You and looked to the world for answers. I do not want to do that anymore. Without You Lord, I am nothing, I can do nothing.

Today is my turning point. Today, I choose to put You first. Today, I choose to listen for Your voice to guide and direct my steps. And Lord, if for some reason I cannot hear You, I commit to following Your Word and Your Ways. Guide me Lord and show me the way that You want me to go. I am rededicating myself to You. Thank You for taking me just as I am and transforming me into the person You want me to be.

I ask this is the blessed Name of Your Son, Jesus. Amen and Amen.

Thank you for taking the time to read this devotional and to be part of the Comeback Challenge. Please know that I am praying for you. Leave a message letting me know if you are participating and if you have a personal prayer, send me a private message. Jesus loves you and so do I.


Until tomorrow should the Lord tarry…blessings to you always.