Friday, 9 March 2012
Does it matter if you're not at church every sunday?
This afternoon Premier Drive on Premier Christian Radio have been talking about whether it matters if we don't go to church every sunday. What do you think?
I get asked this question quite a lot by people, as if they think I have the answer and as if somehow my opinion matters. I always tell them that coming to church is a fantastic opportunity to meet with God, connect with your church family and thank God for all your blessings; but I also tell them that God does not require us to come to church at all.
God loves us as we are, in our crazy busy lives and with all our responsibilities and obligations and activities. He loves it when we find time to spend with Him but that doesn't need a church. I know God loves that we come together as the church to worship God and support each other, but the church is a gift from God to us, not something we have to feel obligated towards.
I love church, I love the fellowship and the fun and the singing and the worshipping; but sometimes other things have to take it's place on a Sunday morning and I know that God smiles over me whereever I am and whatever I am doing.