We spent a great day yesterday on a road trip to Atlanta. We went to a cousin’s house and the kids got to hang out and play; then we went to the cousin’s birthday party that afternoon; met my brother in law for dinner that evening; then drove home late last night.
When everyone wakes up here in a little while, we all will be getting ready for church.
We easily could skip going to church today. We were driving all day yesterday; we didn’t get home until 1:00a; we all are tired. We have friends coming in this afternoon from out of town and they will be staying with us for several days so it would be easy to skip and rest up before they arrive.
But today we need to go to church so that we can start our week off right, and to honor God in what he has asked us to do.
“Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25 NIV
I’m not here to condemn you for not going to church today, there have been plenty of times when various reasons have come up that have prevented our family from going to church.
But those are the exceptions – not the rule.
You see, a Real Christian Businessman knows that he needs to be the leader in his family by making sure they all are in church every Sunday to not only hear God’s word, but to be around other believers in Christ. Jesus gave us this reminder above for a reason, because he knows that we need to be around others for encouragement, to learn more about Him, and to not become stale, uninterested, and stagnant in our growth. We don’t represent being a fully devoted follower of Christ if we aren’t attending church regularly.
Don’t have a church? Find one. Don’t like the church you are currently attending? Find a new one. Not sure what to do regarding church? Pray. God wants to bless us with the right church for our family – be the leader in your family and go find one.
The last place that we lived we searched for 4 years before we finally settled on a church home. It wasn’t the most ideal nor was it our favorite, but it was where God wanted us to be at the time and we grew in his word while we attended there.
So if you aren’t attending a church regularly, pray, look, and find one. I know it isn’t easy. But in the end it will not only have lasting benefits on you, but on the long-term spiritual health of your family.