Thursday, May 15, 2014

Anticipation... It's Making Me Wait

Do you anticipate going to church each weekend? I mean, when you consider “getting ready to go to church” this Sunday, what emotions does that phrase evoke in your family? In your heart? In your mind?

Psalm 84:1-2 tells us how the Psalmist longed for the next time he could be in God’s house, worshipping with God’s people. He actually couldn’t wait he was so excited.

May I remind you of a couple of things that will help you to get ready for church? First, get to bed at a descent hour on Saturday night. Second, bring your Bible. God’s Word is to be looked into intently. It is called “the sword of the Spirit.” Who would want to leave home without that?

Third, begin to get spiritually prepared. Spend a few minutes before the service in prayer. That means you have to arrive a few minutes before the service. Ask God to forgive you of any known sins (1 John 1:9). Ask God to use the volunteers who will be serving to bring glory to Him. Ask God to give you the desire to bring your best worship and service to Him. Pray for the worship team. Pray for the pastor to speak clearly and accurately God’s truth.

Forth and finally, connect with others. After all, worship has a corporate aspect to it. The church is to come together and worship. Pray for that person sitting next to you. Pray God will bring people who are disconnected from Christ and the church to First Free. Pray for your friends who need to give Jesus and the church one more try. Invite them to join you.
It’s time to meet with God in His dwelling place. Are you ready?
Mark "The Bru" Brunott

P.S. Have you ever felt alone? Have you ever questioned if you can walk the Christian walk with the strong anti-Christian lures around you? Do you ever feel weak in your faith? If you answered yes to any of these questions join me Sunday at 9:00am or 10:30am for some needed encouragement.

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