Why Should You go to Church

Scripture for the Day:  Hebrews 10:24-25

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.  Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Some Christians attend church faithfully, while others argue that since we can commune privately with God, church is an outdated notion that doesn’t mean anything.  But in his letter to the Hebrews, the writer above explains just how important regularly getting together with other Christians is.

Starting each week with church grounds you be giving you a firm basis in scripture for the rest of your week.  It’s a reminder of what is truly important in God’s eyes.  Starting your week with praise and worship is uplifting.  Worship is also a form of sacrifice – you are giving yourself over to God each Sunday, acknowledging His central role in your life.

Congregatingwith other Christians also allows us to help each other and uphold each other in times of crisis.  If you attend church regularly, you will be surrounded by a strong family of believers in times of trouble.  Without a church family, you may stumble and fall or turn to non-Christians who will lead you away from God.

Prayer Suggestion:  Thank the Lord for the opportunity to meet and become friends with others in a Christian setting each week.  Renew your resolve to sacrifice a few hours each week to the Lord by attending church regularly.

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.

Learn to Speak as God wants You to Speak, Not as the world expects you to speak

Reading for the day:  Proverbs 23:15-16
“My son, if your heart is wise,
then my heart will be glad;
my inmost being will rejoice
when your lips speak what is right.”

Do you sometimes keep your mouth shut instead of speaking up because you are afraid others will judge you for what you say?  Don’t!  The Lord gave us mouths so that we could praise Him and spread the word of His eternal love and forgiveness.  Many times we think to ourselves that talking about God is a job best left to ministers or priests, people who have studied for years and can quote scripture easily.

But God asks each of us to “make a joyful noise.”  He doesn’t care if we sing off-key, don’t explain things well or stutter.  In fact, even Moses had a speaking problem – he stuttered!  Yet God commanded Moses to lead His people out of captivity.  If God expected great words and leadership from Moses, how can we give Him any less?

The proverb doesn’t say “think what is right.”  It says there will be rejoicing when our lips SPEAK what is right.  Knowing God is only half of what is necessary to live a Christian life.  We also have to shout it from the rooftops – or at least share the Good News with our friends, family, co-workers….even our enemies!  So stop worrying about what the world thinks about what you have to say, and start thinking about what GOD wants you to say.  Then speak, loud and clear!

Prayer Suggestion:  Ask the Lord to give you the courage to speak what is right and share His words with those around you.  Commit yourself to saying what people NEED to hear – the word of God – instead of what they want to hear.

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.