NO CHURCH TODAY

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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.  For a couple days this week, the humidity has been low and I felt confident enough to tackle some work in the garden.  Even though I only spent an hour or two, my allergies flared up and eventually congestion wound up in my bronchial tubes.  That and the fact that my husband is just getting over a virus which set him coughing for two weeks, has me staying home from church today.  My cough could wake the dead and I really don’t want to pass this on to anyone else.

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.  Fortunately our church offers Wednesday night services for those who can’t make it on Sunday.  Hopefully I will feel better by then.

Attending church services 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!

 

 

 

About atimetoshare.me

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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8 Responses to NO CHURCH TODAY

  1. Kathy, your witness rings true. We gain much from weekly worship with others. I attended church solo today as my wife was ill. Like you, allergies sometimes get the best of her. I hope you and Paul are both feeling better soon.

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  2. went to church where I play piano for service. Knowing i was scheduled to help another church with afternoon service across town, i searched for a restaurant to get in and out quick. A couple of people were seated who create peace in my life. A couple of sisters i have known since teen hood came in and i started coughing. Glad to get my meal where my throat was comforted, along with praying as much as i could. till i relaxed knowing this missionary couple behind me helped. Coughing was chocking the air. it eventually quieted down. A smile and a peaceful atmosphere is life.

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  3. Thank you, Kathy for the same sentiments about today. For ten months in 2016 Jerry nor I were able to attend church ~ I could not leave him by himself. During that time, I discovered a church service in Northern Ireland that I still watch (they are five hours ahead, so we can attend our church services here). And we are now blessed to watch our church’s services online when we are not able to attend. It is not the same as being there. Blessings for your healing and your week.

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  4. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Hope you’re feeling better!

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