There are days I can’t wait to get to church. Days I can’t wait to get alone with God in my prayer closet and spend time with Him. And then there are days I don’t want to get out of bed, let alone go to church. But I get up and go anyway. There are days I can’t even muster the strength to say my own name, let alone pray, but I pray anyway. Why? Because Faith isn’t a feeling. I ❤️ Praise and Worship that ushers in the presence of God. When the Spirit falls thick on a service, when I get the Holy Ghost goosebumps and tears start to fall… there is absolutely no better place to be, than in His presence. But on those days I’m not in a service like that, the days it feels like a thick cloud is separating me from the God I love, I serve Him anyway. I seek His face anyway. Why? Because Faith isn’t a feeling.
My ❤️ breaks every time I see someone who once had their hands raised in the air worshipping the Lord now living in sin. I have often prayed for them, and asked God “How?” – and He lead me to this verse with clearer revelation…
In Luke 8 we read about the parable of the man sowing seed (the seed is the word of God). We read about the different types of soil (People) who hear the word. In verse 13 we read this… “They on the rock are they, which, when they hear (the word of God) receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation, fall away.
Church is not a social club and Faith is not a feeling. If you are going for gadgets, gumdrops and gimmicks that make you “feel” entertained or special – what happens when the lights fade, when the emotion is gone, and you’re left with the trials of life? That’s when you have to walk this Faith out. Even when you don’t feel it. Grace obligates us to! We don’t read the word, pray, serve and love God and our neighbor to win God’s grace and love. We do it because we already have it.
Join me tomorrow at church – even if you don’t feel like it! Get grounded and rooted in the word of God. Be like the soil in vs. 15 “But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.