If I don’t maintain a very very deep personal relationship with God whereby I am giving my very best; going to church 24/7 will not change it,
Without a deep intimate relationship with Him we lack POWER.
Many people sit in church buildings doing busy work, having meetings, cherishing their titles, looking about smugly while listing those who were not there at the service.Then they bombard them when they do return as to why they were absent. They say things like, “Oohhhh you missed out…God showed up and showed out.”
Now to me this is a dead give-away that intimacy with God is lacking. 1st I want you to know that God will never allow you to miss out on a blessing that He has for you. He will bless you right where you are. 2nd I want you to know that God is not Elvis; He never just pops up and then it is announced that “God has left the building!” God is OMNIPRESENT He does not show up at random church buildings to perform and entertain us. Last if you have a deep intimate relationship with God; you are aware that God does not show out… when we superimpose human attributes to a Holy God we reveal that we need to get closer to Him and know him better, My skin cringes when I here people singing out in choirs “GO JESUS GO JESUS GO” in a rap concert style. where is Jesus going? He just ain’t our homie…and if we think that, then we are still walking more by the flesh than the Spirit. God deserves REVERENCE. All of this pride in effort that lacks intimacy with God and no close POWERFUL relationship with our Lord…bears little fruit.
It is time to stop just going to church (the church building) and it is high time we start being the CHURCH… those who are called out and set apart from this lost and dying world. Rarely do we see a peculiar people. More and more we are beginning to resemble the world…. WAKE UP!
Jesus still whispers, “Will you not watch with Me?”
Scripture: And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour? Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”…Matthew 26:40-41