Saturday, March 15, 2008
Why I Go To Church....
Even if the worship wasn't great (it is), even if I didn't get to hang out with friends (some have been around long enough they feel like family), even if I didn't get to love on my grandbaby every week (when he comes down the stairs smiling and holding his arms out, nothing better!), and even if I didn't usually get to go to dinner with his Daddy and Momma after church, I'd still go to church. Because I hear stuff like this:

"Why is anything we REALLY need always just beyond our control?"

"All prayer gets results, just not always the results we want. God will ALWAYS answer your prayers, but sometimes He says 'No'."

"When our greatest desires and prayers are answered with 'No', will we trust God?"

"Can you TRUST God? Can YOU trust God? Easy to say, hard to do."

"Do you believe God will give you what you NEED, instead of just what you WANT?"

"It's easy to focus on the ONE THING God didn't give me, and ignore all that He does bless me with."

Our pastor connected all that to David being told by God that he didn't get to build the temple, in spite of having great motives, the means. The answer was still no. He didn't even get to see a single stone set in place.

Then he shared the most important 'No' to a prayer request ever, in all eternity. Jesus said, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me, yet not my will but yours be done." Luke 22:39

God said 'No'. Thank God!

That's why I go to church.


  posted at 9:51 PM

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