Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.Galatians 6:2
Today, many people go to church and it’s just this PLACE. The heart isn’t in it. I’ve been there. I treated church like it’s own thing, sectioned off from the rest of my life. I couldn’t wait for church to be over because I had the rest of my Sunday to get to my to do list (like watch TV/movies). I realize now that church really isn’t long enough of a time to praise God. Some days the sermon is over and I’m like… but I need more… more praising time, more hearing the Word given life through a sermon and a message. Another message for another time though.
I know now that the church is my life, every day. It’s this commitment to be there for the people that I call my brothers and sisters. They’re by my side through prayer, encouragement, accountability and discipleship.
We shouldn’t ignore the fact that the church is also global. I’m always thinking, especially in light of current political affairs, and I’ve mentioned this before, that Christians are forgetting about our brothers and sisters across a land border. We’re forgetting compassion. We’re forgetting a calling.
Love your neighbor as yourself.Matthew 22:39
Do not take advantage of foreigners who live among you in your land.Leviticus 19:33
Being in a church is fun. It can also be challenging. When we come together for a unified purpose, to glorify God and grow together, we accomplish much more than just a check list or chatting with our buddies.