Sometimes we do not feel like going to Church. We bet you were not anticipating that. Possibly, you assumed we would start with a convicting or condemning verse. Nevertheless, do you know the most significant time to go to Church is when you do not feel like it?
Not going to Church can be unnatural and natural reasons. For instance, it is natural because you are a human being, and at times you can be tired, depressed, or travelling. It is also unnatural because 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, "Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things become new. As a believer, one of the desire you should have is to participate in corporate worship. Here are four reasons why you should go to Church even when you do not feel like it:
Church Connects You with Almighty God
Something reverential happens when you are in Church. It provides you with an outer space to connect and fellowship with God. Therefore, your relationship with God is reinforced. Also, it provides you with an opportunity to walk in the perfect will of God.
Church Helps you Discover a Deeper Meaning for Your Life
When you are frustrated and desperate in your most challenging and stressful times, it is easy to forget your divine purpose. You at times feel lonely, and as if God is so far from you. However, when you attend Church, you rediscover a deeper meaning for your life. Your spiritual eyes are opened to comprehend what has caused the challenges you face and who you are in Christ through the Word being preached. Church will help you hold on to hope even in your most challenging times.
Church Provides You with an Opportunity to Be Thankful
Thankfulness helps you reshape frustrating, stressful, and negative situations. Moreover, thanksgiving makes you recognize how much you have and how blessed you are. Even in your most challenging situations such as sickness, unemployment, or divorce, Church will significantly transform your perception and stop focusing on what is not working.
Most importantly, thanksgiving helps you to acknowledge the Lord as the source of all your blessing. Further, it identifies that He has been merciful, gracious, loving to give you life, and all the blessings in Christ Jesus. Psalms 77 highlights why it is paramount to give thanks to Yahweh no matter what you are going through.
Church Connects You to Other Like-Minded Christians
Believers connect in Church. The environment provided by your Church is imperative because God never intended for you to be a solo believer. No wonder there are about sixty " one another" scriptures highlighted in the Bible. A perfect example is Romans 13:8, which says, " Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
To sum up, the next time you do not feel like going to Church, remind yourself that it is an indication you need to attend Church more than any other time. Church will significantly help you assuage your stress, alleviate your burdens, and give you hope and strength for the coming week.