The Importance Of Meeting Together
When I was about 10 years old I thought that I was going to become a world class footballer. All I needed to do was to join a football club and the scouts would soon spot me and off I’d fly to fame, fortune and glory. However as the football clubs played on Sundays my parents never allowed me to join one, instead dragging me along to church on a Sunday morning to meet with other Christians.
This is the view of many teenagers today that church meetings and even youth church meetings are where you’re almost forced to go along to. That if there was a punishment for misbehaving as a child, parents always had the ultimate cunning plan of making you go to church.
This is not right!!!
When I look back now, I’m so grateful that my parents encouraged me to stick with church, that actually that was what I needed not finding my acceptance in and attempted satisfaction in football. In church I could meet with the living God, the Jesus who died on a cross and yet three days later was supernaturally raised to life. Jesus did this so that as children, teenagers or adults might have life and life to the full through Him.
Church should be a place of joy and life, not boring and dead. It should be a place where we gather together with our brothers and sisters, in Christ, and encourage each other in the way we live our lives for God. We have the chance to together worship the almighty, all-powerful, all-loving God, to get caught up together with His amazing plans and to carry out His mission together. God knew what He was doing when He thought of the church. He loves the church and has exciting plans and adventures for the church.
Don’t miss out on all God’s got for you in meeting together with the church, whether on a Sunday morning with the whole church or in midweek meetings with the youth. God wants to build you up and grow you to be more like His Son, Jesus. He wants you to be a blessing to the church as well as the church blessing you. Don’t set your heart on the things of this world, like football, fame and fortune but set your heart of the things of God.