How do you go? No, we don't leave on Friday and arrive in time for church on Sunday.
We stream church live. We sit in our living room as a family. we worship the Father as a family, we pray as a family, we have the privilege of tithing, we listen to a sermon that God has inspired our pastor to preach, and after the sermon we fall to our knees in repentance, in conviction, in awe of the Sovereign One having a desire to serve Him more, to love Him more, to Praise Him and to give all of us unto Him.
The next statement usually is: Oh. Well, I feel like it is my responsibility as a Christian to tell you that you need a body of believers. You don't have that if you just sit in your house listing to something online. You need to be in the presence of believers so you can grow.
Several months ago we left the church we were attending since we moved here. Why we left is not something that needs to be discussed on my blog. It was one of the hardest things we have ever had to do. After we left there, we looked for months, going from church to church to church, seeking desperately to find a stream of water that would feed our hearts that were so parched. Week after week the search became more and more desperate. But, in that search, our own search in the Scripture began. The more we poured in the Scriptures the more we were filled, the more hunger we had after God to search the Scriptures to become more like Christ. Instead of filling our lives with media that this world offers us, we started listening to sermons online and I listened to a four minute clip from a sermon that has stirred everything in me, and challenges me to live my life like I have never lived before.
We are at this church because this is where God has called us to attend. We are being obedient to what He is calling us as our little family of five to do.
I am writing this entry because I need you to know, that this is God's calling on the lives of the people who live under this roof. There are many churches out there who preach the true word of Christ and I sincerely hope that you attend such a church. These are dark times we are living in, and we need to know God like we have never know Him before.