Which pleases God the most? I think we all know the answer. If I am kind and loving to my wife when I am in public, but at home I am preoccupied and disconnected, how strong is the relationship? Likewise, if we worship with great fervor on Sunday morning, but lack any private worship during the week, how authentic is our devotion?

So as we “love the Lord with all our heart, all of our soul and with all of our mind and with all of our strength,” let’s not skip Monday through Saturday.


Matthew 6:5 – 6
The Message (MSG)

“And when you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production either. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom! Do you think God sits in a box seat?

“Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.