I recall when we were invited to our current church we were very hesitate. The primary reason was because of how big it is. There’s over fourteen-thousand members. All we kept thinking about was how lost we’d be. We’d never connect. But we went one Sunday. Then the next Sunday. Then on Wednesday evenings. Then on Sunday evenings. Then we began serving. We realized how much we enjoyed the preaching. It was all historically Bible-based. We enjoyed the spiritual growth. We began to meet people and make friends. We saw our children growing spiritually. As a family, we started to serve in outreach ministries throughout the city. Suddenly, this enormous church didn’t seem so big anymore. There was an intimacy we started to feel…
Isn’t that how we feel about God sometimes? He’s too far away. He won’t hear our prayers. We won’t connect. He won’t care about us among all the people on earth. But when we take that first step, and then another step – and another, we realize how personal God is. There’s intimacy between us. The more we study our Bible, and pray, go to church, and serve, we are changing from the inside. The more we allow God to penetrate our hearts, the more love we feel. I did not grow up with much love at all. In fact, it wasn’t until I became a believer I realized love. Prior to becoming a believer I was afraid to approach God, but now I cannot image my life without Him. We were afraid to attend our church; but oh how we adore that church! It might be hard. But if we take that first step, He’ll be there to meet us.
Heavenly Father, I adore you. I pray that if anyone reading this does not know your love, they will take the first step at living their lives for you. I did not know I could feel love until I began to live my life as a child of God. You are good. You are merciful. You love us even at our lowest. Thank-you Lord, for loving us. Thank-you for coming to earth to teach us love. Thank-you for dying on the cross for my sins. Thank-you Lord. I just want to praise your name! In Jesus name Amen.
John 3:16 “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”