Did you know that church was God’s idea? I love the church, and that’s not just because I’m a pastor. I loved it long before I became a pastor! It’s because being in church has changed my life. I can’t tell you how many times growing up that it felt like the pastor was speaking right to me and my situation. I can’t tell you how many times worship and the presence of God has changed my perspective. I can’t tell you how many times someone’s kind word, smile, or hug let me know that I wasn’t alone. Not to mention how much good I’ve been able to be a part of because I’ve served and given to a local church. There are times you have to miss church. We live in a world that is always moving, but there is one reason that should never make you miss church – and that’s because you feel unworthy.
The truth is, when you feel at your lowest and weakest is the time you need church the most!
Friend, no matter what you’ve done or what mistakes you’ve made, Jesus loves you and His grace is sufficient. Thank God that He is faithful – even when we fall short.
Lord, thank you for giving me a church to belong to! Thank you for people that love me and support me. Thank you for your grace and your mercy. Thank you that I get to be a part of Your church that’s making a difference in our communities and in our world!