Going to Church Every Sunday with No Personal Relationship With God is Dangerous Pt.1

Hey Family! Welcome back to another blog with me. I won’t be before you long today but I posted a status a couple of days ago that says, “ Going to church every Sunday with no personal relationship with God is Dangerous”. So just from reading the title some might get it but others might say, “how so”? So let me explain and dive in. This observation comes from a man who has been in church since he was 3 years old, and I’m not claiming to know everything but from over the years, I’ve gained some wisdom and knowledge and have seen a lot of things.

First, lets start with what is the church and it’s duty. Let’s go very basic. I promise I won’t be super spiritual here in any ways because it’s not that deep, but the basic definition of a church is a building used for public Christian worship. We can also go a little feet in and sum it up as a community of faith with other believers. This is pretty standard across the board of all denominations. This is the glue. All churches have their own set of beliefs, standards, and way of doing things. Some churches have services that start very early while others have services that start late. Some churches have mid week services while others have small groups on the weekends. Our various local churches make available these opportunities for people to grow in their faith and build their relationship with God.

So the part that comes dangerous is this: You can attend every Sunday Service and every bible study meeting and miss having a relationship with God. Coming to the service is usually the easiest part to do but it requires behind the scenes work. What you learn on Sunday should be looked over, meditated on, and even prayed over during the week. This is how you actually bring your Sunday morning worship experience home and into your life. Out of religion or tradition we do things based on habit. Think about it. You wake up everyday and shower, Comb your hair, put on clean clothes, drink your coffee and go out the door for work by 9am. You’ve done this so well that you don’t even have to think about it because you have developed a rhythm or habit that requires very little of your brain to work because the task are being delivered by muscle memory. Isn’t it funny how some folks would go to a church service, and know all the tactics of the service and how to conduct themselves. I remember growing up in a baptist church, and when you needed to walk out of the service, you needed to walk by holding up one finger (as if you were saying, excuse me). Now that I think of these things, I wonder how much more noticeable were people doing this, as if not doing didn’t draw attention to the person walking. We already know you were going to the restroom. Let’s get back to it. Some of us have become programmed in a service. We know when to clap, stand, and when to say amen. Most of us have this on autopilot. You mean to tell me there are some people who go to Sunday services and do autopilot stuff? You mean to tell me you got up early on a Sunday morning to go to a place and do every single thing you did the last week, last month, and years back. If you are reading this and you think I’m talking about you then hear me clearly. There is no great attendance record for showing up to church every Sunday that will make you more righteous than the next person. How come? Well if you never take what you’ve learned from that one day of the week and never place it in your Monday- Friday, then you are forfeiting the precious relationship you could be having with God. God wants to hear from you every single day. Just don’t wait to pray on Sunday or talk about God on Sunday. When you think about it and really break it down, how can a 2 hour service impact and over come 144 hours of 6 Days you have away from your local church on a Sunday. Kids spend at least 6 hours a day in grade school learning everyday math, history, English, and other various subjects. Friends don’t expect your faithful Sunday mornings of attendance to get you brownie points for God. You can have that same Sunday service in your home Monday- Friday, even in the car, or even at your job. We are going to break this down into about 3 parts as we progress this week. I will share how you can develop your relationship with God while attending your local church. Part 2 is coming Friday!!!

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