Folks, we've all been there. I went through a stage of my life where I didn't enter a church for a number of years, but something always bothered me or the day just seemed too long. But it took me quite a while to realize that my problem came from my upbringing and I knew that worship was always expected of me. There's something about the upbringing that brings things out when you get a little older.
It's a hectic and sometimes rough and tumble world out there and it's easy to say that you just need extra sleep and Sunday is the only time you can really do that. But admit it, if you had a chance to go golfing, fishing or whatever else you enjoy, you would forego the sleep and go.
Attending church and getting your batteries charged by the Lord is something that keeps us in the Spirit for the week ahead. That and Bible study and prayer are the things that are expected if you truly have faith. And then you put that faith to work in the way you live your life. And it's all based upon free will, for you are free to choose on your own as long as you understand that the impact on you for good or bad will play a key part in your ultimate fate.
But if you really haven't developed in your past a systematic relationship with God, I would like to offer a tiny helping aid. Starting today I will have a short devotional on Sunday mornings at 7:30 am. It won't be preachy and I am definitely not a preacher. But I have taught Sunday school for years and I know that the only way to get true peace and tranquility in your life is through Jesus Christ. He gave His all for us so that we might live eternally; the least we can do is take Him up on His offer.
You were forgiven for your sins the moment He died on the Cross. All you have to do is open that rusty door to your heart with the help of the Holy Spirit and let the "Sonshine" in. And maybe these few short words on a Sunday morning might be a first step to finding the wonders that He has to offer you. You can just build from there.
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Have a wonderful Lord's Day and God bless you all.