For the month of January I have challenged myself with the YouVersion devotional plan reading Oswald Chambers to begin the year. Nearly every day I have been challenged in some way by a simple sentence or two.
Today was this:
When you have no vision from God, no enthusiasm left in your life, and not one watching and encouraging you, it requires the grace of Almighty God to take the next step in your devotion to Him, in the reading and studying of His Word, in your family life, or in your duty to Him. It takes much more of the grace of God, and a much greater awareness of drawing upon Him, to take that next step, than it does to preach the gospel.
What is needed is a steady perseverance. Day in, day out, we need a steady obedience to God. Week by week, we need to be reminded in worship of the great love poured out for us as we partake in the Table. We need to see this incarnated act of love demonstrated in the Table. We need to taste his love and his sacrifice for us.
We need an incarnational Christianity that keeps us moving forward with perseverance and steadfast love. This is the power of participating in worship at the Table of the Lord every week.