Planted in the House
Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. (Psalm 92:13)
Where you go to church is a matter of life and death. The number one job of the church is not to entertain you, not to make you happy or comfortable. Many churches are doing their congregations a disservice because all they are trying to do is make people feel good about their lives. The job of the church is to give you information to help you live a life that is righteous before God.
I have been criticized over the years for speaking things a certain way and stating some opinions considered unpopular by our culture. People have asked me, "Why did you say that?” My answer is always the same “because that’s what the Word says.”
Most people make decisions about joining or leaving a church on the wrong criteria, often reaching their conclusions with nothing more than emotion. It’s immature to join or leave a church based on how you feel. Those who act on immature impulses put themselves in a very dangerous situation.
You should go to the church that the Lord assigns you to.
If you are attending the church to which the Lord has assigned you, it shouldn’t matter how uncomfortable you are; you should obey what God told you to do.
God has placed you in your local church for a reason. He loves you and believes in you, so He isn’t doing it to punish you. Your church plays a vital part in helping you accomplish everything you are called to do in life. Don’t treat it lightly.
Practical Application – Have you asked how you can help or pray for your church more specifically? You may already serve in a department, but there may be other areas in which your church needs support. Ask a leader in your congregation how you can pray or help more in this season to fulfill what God is trying to accomplish.
Hebrews 10:25; Psalm 1:3