Saturday, May 18, 2013

Church and Soul Food #4

Yes.  I need church because it feeds my soul with food I can't find anywhere else.  Here's reason #4 for getting myself out the door on Sunday morning...
{3.  Church Brings Us Together As Family In Christ}
 As Christians, we are brothers and sisters in Christ, children of God our Father.  Being created by God, means we are all blessed with our own God-given gifts and purposes.  We are family.  When we are together as believers, God uses us to strengthen and encourage each other in the ways He knows we need it most.  He uses us to be His hands and His voice.  Who doesn't need a hug every now and then from God? 

27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
I find power in numbers at church.  There is something very uplifting and amazing about praying with so many other believers. 

At the same time, it can be overwhelming to find where you fit within a body of believers.  The thing that worked best for me was taking small steps at a time.  As I have mentioned, even though I have always wanted to be a part of a BIGGER faith, religion sort of intimidated me, and I allowed my mind to lump church into that.  I had to start with the gifts God gave me, and find ways to use them to serve through the church.  God truly takes care of the rest and starts making connections and opening doors, doors that are not limited to the walls of the church buildings.
With the love and support of our church family, a few small steps in faith can cultivate our souls for a faith that is stronger, always growing and thriving, and too big to be confined by space and time.  That's exactly what I am going for every day!        

A prayer for today-

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for making me part of the body of Christ.  Thank you for all of my brothers and sisters in Christ.  I pray you will help me find my part in your big family, father.  Help me grow and thrive in my faith, and show me new ways I can serve You.
In the name of Christ I pray,

Love in Christ,

This post is part of a series on going to church.  For related posts, feel free to use the links below.
1. Sundays and My Not So Silent Confession
2. Church and Soul Food #1- honor God and humble myself
3. Church and Soul Food #2- experience God's Holiness
4. Church and Soul Food #3- make the smartest decision
5. Church and Soul Food #5- renew your purpose

1 comment:

  1. Preach it sister! Thumbs up again. Lots of people need to read this. God continue to bless you and this ministry.