I love Sundays! For my family, it’s church and family day and a day I cherish and look forward to all week!
This morning I am reminded of Hebrews 10:24-25:
“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.”
How busy life can get sometimes and often the first thing to go is church…sometimes it’s so much easier just to sleep in on Sunday mornings. For us, it’s my (amazing) husband’s only day off of work so I am very tempted from time to time to just stay in our PJ’s all day and hang out but I know how much God desires His children to meet together.
The main definition of church is “a building used for public and especially Christian worship.” Wow it is so much greater than that right!? In researching more, I finally found a definition worthy of more (Merriam-Webster):
church: a body or organization of religious believers; the body of Christians
Oh how church is more than just a building we enter once or twice a week for worship! It is the body of Christ. WE, as Jesus followers, are the body of Christ. His hands and feet. It’s not just for us (although there is so much to drink from the well of a Bible believing, Bible preaching church!); it’s about joining together with other believers and worshiping our Maker. This brings Him so much glory! It’s about encouraging other believers in their walk with Christ, growing in our own walk and strengthening our faith which also brings Him great joy!
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4
I hope you are encouraged on this beautiful morning! There’s so much more to our meeting together and being one body, I’ll have to save that for another post so we aren’t late for church 🙂
Happy Sunday friends 🙂