Many people these days when asked about their religious leanings say “I believe in God, I am spiritual, and I don’t need a church to help me with my life. Max Lucado quotes Joel 2:13;
Return to the Lord your God because He is kind and shows mercy. He doesn’t become angry quickly and He has great love.
How far do you want God to go in getting your attention? If God has to choose between your eternal safety and your earthly comfort, which do you hope He chooses? What if He moved you to another land (Like Abraham)? What if He called you out of retirement (remember Moses)? How about the voice of an angel or bowel of a fish (like Gideon, Mary, or Jonah)? How about a promotion like Daniel or demotion like Samson’s?
God does what it takes to get our attention. That is the message of the Bible. It is the relentless pursuit of God. God on the hunt, God on the search FOR YOU. He is looking under the bed for hiding kids, and stirring the bushes for lost sheep. So why do you need a church family? Because you need the support of other sinners and lost sheep, you need to learn more about God’s word, and because where 2 or 3 are gathered in His Name, He is there. Come join us for worship on Sundays at 10:45 AM. Come as you are, come and see. God is looking at you and your soul, not your clothing or car.
Blessings this week, Deacon Nancy Trimble