DEVOTIONAL: Missing Church

Romans 12:4-5

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Today we did not make it to church but Jonathan, Charles and I watched a sermon on television.

It doesn’t take long to realize the true importance and just how special it is worshipping together (in person) with godly sisters and brothers!

Two sweet sisters checked to make sure we were okay, one by text and the other by e mail. How wonderful to know we are loved and missed!

Once the band struck up on tv and the pastor started speaking I noticed a distinctive yearning. My spirit longed to celebrate the Savior and learn more about Him with my church family.

The sermon we watched had a great message, but oh how I missed connecting with my friends. How awesome it is praising the Lord with such a tremendous group of godly people.

My heart missed praising the Almighty God and being taught how to apply His Word to my life. My eyes didn’t see the beautiful faces. My ears missed hearing one friend’s amazing prelude, then listening to two of them play piano and keyboard. The sweet aroma of God’s love lingers throughout the corridors of God’s house. Last, but not least, of course there is no substitution for precious touch when getting my dose of hugs!

I could truly not be more blessed than to have been brought to such a wonderful place of worship with special, precious people of God! I am very thankful to have each one of these sisters and brothers in my life!

PRAYER

Precious and Loving Lord
Thank You for Your Body

Father God
You created us a relational beings
We ask that we take every opportunity to come together
To celebrate and worship You

For those who are in a loving church family
We give praise for drawing us into that congregation

Some have not found godly sisters and brothers to worship with yet, Lord
We just lift them up and ask that You direct them wherever they need to go

We ask that You make us aware of those who visit where we worship
Holy God, let no one dare be invisible to us!

Let us not be so focused on getting the interaction we enjoy or be so consumed with our own agenda that we miss someone who may desperately need attention

If someone wants prayer, Father, let us stop right then and pray with them, rather than sending them away, telling them we will remember them in our prayer time.

Please draw closer, those who are walking with You
And open the hearts of those who are not

We offer praise and thanksgiving for each and every blessing!

In the Name of Jesus we pray
AMEN

SONGS

“If We Are The Body”

“We Gather Together”

CREDITS: Father, Son, Holy Spirit, Scripture
Chapters and verses from the Word, personal experiences and those of family and friends
Ability and opportunity to share God’s Word TO GOD BE THE GLORY
google, biblehub, biblegateway, youtube

About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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