So, I’ve been noticing and thinking about this for a while, just didn’t really know where to start. I’m kind of sad. There is such a lack of zeal for God’s word within the church. I look forward to being at church EVERY SUNDAY morning. (I also look forward to my bible study with other women each week and my community group every other week.) I feel completely lost when I have to stay home with a sick child or I’m sick myself. I don’t know if it’s a lack of accountability, a lack of desire, plain laziness or what? Don’t get me wrong…. there are Saturday nights that I stay up too late and I really would love to sleep in or weekends I have a million things to do and if I could just stay home without the rest of my family, I could get so much done, but I don’t want to. I WANT TO GO TO CHURCH!! Not, just because bible calls us to fellowship with other believers.
Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, NOT neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Our family schedule revolves around church. We don’t make ANY plans on Sunday morning. We might rush to leave afterwards from time to time to be somewhere but we don’t skip to go do “fun” activities instead. I’m not saying this to place judgment on anyone that does, just that is kind of makes me wonder. Everyone makes their own choices, but we choose to be at church on Sunday mornings and not be in other places. If we’re out of town, we can’t wait for the sermon to be posted online so we can catch up because it just feels weird to not hear the sermon and even stranger to not to be around those we surround ourselves with each week. It is like an extended family. I love these people!
I wish everyone shared my zeal for Christ! It has me thinking a lot about why they don’t? What needs to happen for them to have that in their lives? Could I do something to help change their perspective? Is God prompting me in some way by placing this topic on my mind a lot lately? I just don’t know. I do know that I am going to continue praying about it. I pray that God would reveal to me how I can encourage others. Don’t just stop with being at church some times. Be there every week, be involved in community groups and find other opportunities to surround yourselves with fellow believers. Trust me, it will not be a waste. You will be richly blessed and so will those around you!