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‘I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”’ Psalm 122:1 ESV

‘I didn’t like the songs today’; ‘I didn’t get anything from the sermon’; ‘The singers were out of tune’; ‘None of my friends were around’; ‘The coffee was awful.’ How many times have you arrived home from church with thoughts like these? We all fall into the trap sometimes. And these thoughts can become so big we decide to leave the church because, well, ‘It’s just not the church for me, I’m not getting anything from it.’

It’s so easy to fall into the trap of being a ‘consumerist Christian’. We look around for the church that’s got what we want―a great worship team, good Biblical teaching, a thriving youth group. But the truth is that we can meet God at any church, as long as our focus is on meeting Him rather than anything else.

The Psalmist writes, ‘I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”’ Do you feel glad when you think about going to church? Church is our time of the week to set aside the normal day-to-day things of life, to meet together with others, to be refuelled and recharged and to spend time worshipping God. It’s not about we want, or what we think church should be like. It’s about God!

Whatever you feel about your current church, let’s be people who care more about meeting God there than how the service went. Let’s be people who are glad to ‘go to the house of the Lord.’

SoulFood: Josh 8:30–10:43, Mark 9:30–37 Ps 111, Prov 23:4–6

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2017

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