I don’t need to go to church…….Do I????
I wanna talk about some people who really believe that they can grow spiritually or receive Gods best for them without attending church regularly..
I’ve had conversations were he or she will be like ”but I can pray at home or I can read my bible at home”… Yes dear, sure you can but clearly you haven’t been doing that effectively because if you had you would love to be in church.
Please let us not volunteer ourselves to be used by the devil with his silly tricks, the bible says in psalm 84:7 ‘ They go from strength to Strength that appear in Zion’
Another word for Zion is ‘church’; Gods’ presence… Yes, you can read your bible at home & pray at home but that is supposed to be an addition to what you’ve gotten from attending church because you have someone with a higher faith teaching you..
You can agree with me that no student becomes his or her BEST just by Reading the text book at home, she compounds the knowledge gotten in the lecture room from the lecturer, even attends tutorials and thereafter goes home adds all that knowledge and study them thereby becoming His or Her BEST.
How much more with spiritual things; in that same manner as the student , no one can have Gods best without hearing from a higher authority in Faith or in knowledge I.e pastor, priests, apostles etc
And also, won’t it be great just to be somewhere with other people of God, sharing your love together. The bible says in Colossians 3:16 ‘ Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”
You may agree with me & wonder okay Amie, you’re right but I haven’t attended church in a while how do I go about it?
Here’s 3 easy steps
1, Go on your knees and ask God for forgiveness, telling him that now you understand the importance of being in his presence and ask him to Forgive you for your past ignorance.. It’ll be his pleasure.
2, Ask him to please show you a bible believing church where he knows it’s best for you; you’ll know when your spirit is leading you somewhere, follow through.
3, Attend the church, you can seek to speak with a worker in the church so they can tell you about other services etc
4, Fully engage in the word of God you hear and apply it to your life; so that ye are not only hearers of the word but Doers.. The blessings come from obedience to the word of God not from hearing or reading. James 1:22 ” Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
I pray God gives us grace to grow in the knowledge of him as well as endue us with His zeal. AMEN.