So many people have trouble with going to Church weekly, regardless of the religion. Many comments have been made:
“I have a great relationship with God, I don’t need Church.”
“I just don’t have the time to go to Church.”
Then there is the classic standing comment, “I just don’t get anything out of Church, so why go?”
Our faith lives are like the bike tire in the picture, deflated. We ride the bike (our life) hard, fast and often. We ride and ride until the tires are flat and then we wonder how we will ever pump them back up again. Faith is the air that we need in our tires. When our life gets hard; relationships fail, kids become more difficult and our jobs are a struggle, we know that we need something more but what?
What we need is a renewed sense of faith not just between God and me but between God, me and a community of believers that help to pump me up with their love, support and friendship.
It’s difficult to make time for things in our busy lives. However, priorities make the top of the list!
What do you expect to get out of anything if you go with an attitude of waiting for “it” to happen? When you go to Church participate and talk with the people around you. Open yourself up to God then others will fill you up but you must also try to fill them up. Church is not just about you, it’s also about who YOU can fill up with your faith.
So when your tires go flat and they will, consider filling them back up at Church. Consider going to a community of people wanting to help fill you up in your faith, wanting to lift you up and love you so you can get back out on that open road once more.