And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV)
I had a pastor tell me years ago, “Crystal, you should be in church every time these doors are open.” I remember getting mad at him thinking, “Who does he think he is?!” Well, now I understand. He thought he was my pastor, watching over my soul; he knew my struggles and knew the best place for me to overcome was being consistently around the things and people of God.
I see it now as a pastor that those who struggle the most are inconsistent with church attendance. They are inconsistent with Bible study and prayer group. They are inconsistent with small groups and so they struggle and are up and down in their emotions like a yoyo.
If you neglect the Body, you become weaker not stronger and are more susceptible to deception and the schemes of Satan. If you are struggling and are constantly up and down, immerse yourself in the things of God. Stop skipping corporate worship, the Word is going forth and you’re missing that time of praise and fellowship when His presence is so strong. Go to Bible Study and prayer group. It’s more important than Monday Night Football. Your faith is more precious than gold!
Father, we are not those who walk in darkness, but are children of the Light! Help us walk side by side with our brothers in Christ for we are stronger together! In Jesus’ name.
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