That’s what I love about Sunday
Sing along as the choir sways
Every verse of Amazin’ Grace
And then we shake the Preacher’s hand (Craig Morgan)
I love when Sunday rolls around. I love walking into our church, to kneel in our pew *giggling to myself right now* because yes, we have ‘our’ pew 🙂 Any-whoo, kneeling in a pew to have our own conversations with God. We are in God’s house now. Time just automatically seems to slow down upon our entrance.Here, we take our tired, weary souls to get cleansed, to get revamped so-to-speak. I completely understand that God listens to us All The Time. He hears every prayer we send and He’s with us everywhere, but I know He’s there with me, He’s sitting right next to me on the pew, guiding me, teaching me, reminding me of His presence in my life, lives everywhere who choose to believe:
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. – Matthew 16:18
I love walking into our church, to see the other parishioners, to know that Father is waiting in the confessional for any one who might want to come in to relinquish their sins, to turn them over to the Lord. Being in the house of God is comforting. We are forgiven when we sincerely asked for forgiveness. We are loved, Always. We are alone, Never. One common conversation that I’ve heard many, many times is: Why do I need to confess my sins to another person? He doesn’t forgive me my sins, only God can do that. My response is always the same:
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. – James 5:16
I love walking into our church, knowing we will be singing our praises to the Lord. As I sit, quietly, trying to keep my children behaved, I listen to the words that God has chosen for that specific day. I silently let the words in the homily soak into my heart and spread through my whole body. And I know that the other parishioners are doing the same, for God is there, leading us.There, in God’s house, we are no longer one person, but a complete ‘body’ of believers.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. – Ephesians 2:19-22
I love walking into our church, ready for the Lord to feed my soul such as Jesus fed the 5000. How many times do groups of people get together over food? BBQs, birthday parties, holiday celebrations, work luncheons or meetings over pizza, or simply meals in the home: The Dinner Table. Food brings people together so it’s only right that the food for our souls be found in the sanctuary of God’s house while in the midst of others.
But, more importantly, I love walking into the church with a servants heart, doing all that I can to please Him and to spread His goodness.
and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” – 1 Corinthians 11:24
It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look. -1 Peter 1:12
I love walking into God’s house for I know that He will cleanse my soul, He will provide nourishment for my body, and He will provide strength and rest for our heavy laden hearts. I am there to know, love, and serve the Lord.
Happy Sunday to all ♥