I so love Sunday’s.
I always have. I know I always will. I have been a part of going to Church, serving at Church and leading at Church for as long as I can remember.
Honestly, there have been seasons of my life when I have been burned out from Church. And seasons, where I wanted to be done with Church. But, thankfully, they have only lasted about a half a blink.
Here’s why I love Sundays, and specifically, the gathering of Jesus Followers:
Because of possibility.
Because of the power.
Because of the catalytic experience.
Because of the unity.
Because of the love.
Because its a tremendous time to get the body together and encourage people to live out what they believe.
I really believe the Church becomes a country club when those things don’t happen. And, I know of churches where they don’t. Sunday’s are dry. Sunday’s passionate less. Sunday’s are just another check on the list.
If you’re headed to Church this morning, know it’s just a part of your week.
Lean into it. Meet new people. Pray before you go, while you’re there and when you leave. If your church sings, sing. If your church worships, worship. Give. Serve and then give some more. Look for people who look like they need community and be there community. Invite someone or a family you don’t know to lunch. Ask questions. Go home and pray for them.
Then…spend the week putting into practice what you learned at Church. See, the Church is not a building, it’s a gathering on Sunday’s, it’s not following a list of ‘we’ve always done it this way’.
The Church is you, it’s me and its us being Jesus to the world around us. To your family, to your neighbors, to your co-workers and to the strangers you’ll come across everyday.
But, I believe that Sunday can help lay the foundation for week. I believe that Sunday can be a power boost and give you the tools you need to be a fully devoted follower of Jesus.
So, get up, put your feet on the ground and give this day to Jesus.