If you attended church Sunday, think back to one thing that God told you or comforted you with. Meditate on it and thank Him for it. If you did not attend services somewhere, just know there are churches on every corner that are seeking to share God's love and strength with you. Check out Psalm 84:1-4
1 How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies. 2 I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God. 3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young at a place near Your altar, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God! 4 What joy for those who can live in your house, always singing Your praises. (NLT)
Do we have to go to church to be saved? No, salvation is not about our works but His grace. However, the writer of this psalm wanted a change of location. A chance to get out of his everyday surroundings to meet God inside his dwelling place. We can meet God anywhere, at any time. But we find encouragement in the people, prayers, music, and sermons we share every Sunday. These people are not "perfect" but going through the process of being more like Christ. I pray you find a church that preaches God's Word the Bible and offers you the retreat this psalmist wrote about.
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