Come to the Lord's Table
Adapted from "Come to the Table" by Claude V. King
Day one: Examine yourself. Read 1 Corinthians 11:27-32 and spend some time discerning if you are in the faith. Ask God to reveal to you whether your relationship with Him is real. If not, confess your sin, declare your belief in Jesus Christ, and ask Him to save you.
Day two: Judge yourself. Remember 1 Corinthians 11 and meditate on what it means to judge yourself. Read Psalm 139:23-24 and ask the Lord to reveal any area of sin you have not confessed. As He reveals sin, confess it and declare your intention to forsake it.
Day three: Remove idols of the heart. Read Ezekiel 14:3 and consider it there is anything you have set up above God in your life and allowed it become an idol of your heart. Ask God to reveal to you any sin, habit p, pastime, leisure activity, family member, fried, etc., that you have placed above Him in your life and remove that idol, physically if necessary, from your life.
Day four: Consecrate your home. Read Exodus 19:10-11, 14-17. Spend some time with your family if possible consecrating your home. Ask God to reveal anything in your home that is impure, ungodly, or causes you to sin. Remove it and destroy it. After a spiritual spring cleaning, gather your family to pray and consecrate your home.
Day five: Reconcile and forgive. Ready Mary 11:25 and Matthew 5:23-24. Ask God to reveal any unforgiveness you have toward anyone inside or outside the church. Ask God for forgiveness when necessary and reach out to restore that relationship. Ask for God’s help and move toward healing and reconciliation.
Day six: Humble yourself as a servant. Read Luke 22:24-27. Ask the Father to reveal to you if you truly are a servant. If you are a leader at home or in the church, ask Him to show you if you are a servant or if you lead from intimidation, arrogance, etc. Confess any sin He reveals to you.
Day seven: Read Matthew 26:26-30. Meditate on the first Lord’s Table service. Think about their emotions and the setting. Consider how seriously they must have taken that moment. Ask God to prepare you to be that serious as you come to the Lord’s Table. You might want to fast in preparation for the service or spend some extra time just considering the Passion of the Lord.