NO CHURCH SUNDAY

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Going to church for me has been a part of Sunday for as long as I can remember.  When I don’t go, I feel something is missing.  Today is one of those days.  I’ve been aggressively attacking my garden and being an asthma sufferer, I always pay the consequences.  Allergies flair up and eventually congestion winds up in my bronchial tubes, leaving me with a hacking cough that would wake the dead.

The act of church attendance isn’t what gets us to heaven, but it can be an exceptional habit.  When we reserve one special day a week to praise our God, thank and worship Him, we’re also making a connection with Him.  Of course we can do that any time or any day, but setting one day aside for Him reminds us of all He’s done for us.

It also gives us the confidence to face another week.  We can share concerns for our fellow Christians, partake in the sacraments, sing beautiful hymns of praise, repent of our sins, ask for forgiveness and gratefully receive it. Through corporate worship we can also lift each other’s spirits, know that God is in our midst and get motivated to share the good news of the Gospel with others.

Some folks say the church is full of hypocrites – people who act one way on Sundays and completely different the rest of the week.  The church is full of sinners who need to be forgiven and nourished.  God invites everyone to share in His blessings when He calls us to His house.

PSALM 95:1-2  Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!  Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;  let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

 

 

 

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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5 Responses to NO CHURCH SUNDAY

  1. I hope your allergy is better? People will always find excuses for not going to Church. The question is those who spend time criticizing are they perfect themselves? I like the fellowship amongst men and even though Church will not get us to heaven, it’s a very good support system for us.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Amen to that, sister. I agree that church can be the best support system ever. I hate to miss a Sunday, but when I get this way, my barking cough can really interfere with my worship as well as others. Thanks for your comment

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  2. Wally Fry says:

    OH no! I hate to hear that Kathy. I sure hope you get better. Maybe you will clear up by tonight. I remember once a person went and watched from the nursery. There were no kids in there and they could hack all they needed to.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thanks, Wally. It usually takes a prescription of prednisone to clear the airway. If I’m not better tomorrow, I’ll try to get in to the doc. Our church has video streaming, so I’ll watch at home, but it’s not the same as being there.

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