Having been in church leadership roles, of varying degrees over the years, I’ve done a lot of pondering about who and what the church is.
I’ve been pondering about the health of the church. I only have life experience and mostly a relationship with The Father, Son and Holy Spirit as my back up on pondering, but it seems that the church is very click-ish.
Don’t misunderstand me, I like Christian friends. I enjoy fellowship with like-hearted people where we can lift each others arms and encourage each other to go for it or even to give that wonderful advice and help guide us in the right direction. It is so needed.
But what is that called? It’s relationship. RE-LA-TION-SHIP. Which is what we should have first in our life with God. Relationship. He has called us to a relationship with all three of the trinity. Not religion.
There is nothing wrong with going to or joining a local church and getting involved – I attend an awesome local church.
It’s so good and sweet…….. until it becomes a religion. Religion can smother us and before you know it you can not be relating to God or others.
I’ve seen so many ministries spend so much time counseling and helping hurting christians that it makes me wonder if we, perhaps, take those hours and invest in relationships and teaching and guiding others into a relationship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit then they can hear His voice and through the loving relationship of God get well and then……. drum roll please….. go out into the world and preach the gospel rather than spending years of counseling and never reach out to those who are lost. Are we using the time on this earth to touch others or are we just always trying to get well and invite others to our buildings instead of inviting them into a relationship with God?
Just something I’ve been pondering deeply for a while.
Cate B ❤️
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Sis, I LOVED your perspective on this and especially concerning RELATIONSHIP with our Lord! After all, He gave us the Bible as a guide, a roadmap, to what? Doesn’t everything, every book, every paragraph lead us to one conclusion? Relationship! The WHOLE “mission” of the Living Word of God was to restore a spiritual relationship once lost due to the inherent nature of sin? The WHOLE Bible points us the God Almighty, our Heavenly Father, accessed THROUGH the Son, Christ Jesus and empowered by the Holy Spirit, the very inspiration for our “roadmap” back to the Father! Relationship, relationship, relationship!
Great post Sister Cate!! God bless!!