If you are anything like I was, I always loved God. Even from a little child. I went to church EVERY TIME the doors were open. From Sunday School thru til evening Service. On a Sunday, I rarely got back home before 11pm with school looming the next day. But, I loved it. I love the noise, the worship the unexpected, there was great energy int he services all time. I truly believe this is what influenced my life as I got older so that my decisions were not TOO bad. What was interesting to me though, when I became an adult and spoke to my church friends who were present in the services with me was that they HATED IT!
I have been stunned by this revelation. Most of them felt like they had been MADE to god to church all the time. Needless to say, some of them many years later, are still wandering, believe there is some other answer or have turned their hearts off to God totally. Did you know you can do that? Turn your heart off? Life can cause you to do that. You may have been disappointed by life in general or the church simply because it was a “do as we say” place, with not logic behind its actions. Who can say? The things is, how are you doing today? How are things going? How are the kids doing? The spouse, how is all that going?
Has life caused you to “tune out” or leave the church alone totally? It is really hard to find a consistent ministry that is not just doing “busy work”, but “God’s work”. What is busy work, in my mind, it is doing things to keep you but not effective. What do I mean by this? Well what is the point “as and adult”, of going to church and getting no results. Yeah, you probably are on the usher board, singing in the choir, a deacon or minister. I am sure those things are keeping you “busy”, going to meetings, etc. But is your LIFE getting better? Your personal life I mean. How can you be in service to a God, you do not know or who does not know you? The highest compliment you can give is to seek to know. Remember when you were dating? You would do all you could to get to know that person. You made it a point to find out what they liked and what they did not like, remember? Well much the same it how we must seek to know God.
To know His ways; what He likes and what He does not. To do this, you cannot disconnect from the First Testament but you must study His interactions with humanity. How did He set things up, what patters did He use? I hope and pray that you are Looking for a way to grow and impact this generation through knowing how things work in the Kingdom.