Wednesday nights are my absolute favorite time of the week. I love being with the students during worship, and of course, I love hearing my intellectual, humorous, relevant, and hottie of a husband speak. I look forward to the response time, where we can choose to worship God with our mouths and actions, or where we can quiet our selves and just be in His presence. Again, I love Wednesday nights.
I would love them even more if they took place at another time. Maybe 10 am or so. After a day of work and mothering, I want to be relaxing and gearing up for bed by 6:15 p.m. Instead, I am trying to get two tired kids out the door for the beginning of our evening activities.
I know there are many women in America who are in the same boat as me, and have to do all of this on their own...with no hubby (a.k.a. "backup") to help. Being consistent on a Wednesday night is an act of sacrifice on my part. It requires purposeful effort. There are plenty of other areas of my life that could use those few hours, but I have dedicated those to the Lord and to the students that I love. I am pretty sure that each week I could give a list of multiple excuses to not go, and they would be perfectly justifiable. (I have headache, I am tired, I am busy, my kids are tired, my laundry isn't done, I have to work at 7am the next day, I have bills to pay, I have to wash my hair,American Idol is on, Lost is on, etc etc)But, that is where the motto of "it's not about me" comes in. I want to put myself in a place to hear God's word, fellowship with other believers, and give to those around me. I believe that God blesses my sacrifice and my commitment.
I don't always WANT to go, but I am ALWAYS glad I went. God never disappoints.