Say the most important person in the world was coming to meet you. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I guarantee you(and me) would make sure to do all in our power to not miss it. So? Reflection..how important is God? For His church is His sanctuary. It's where He is.
It isn't just about the people who go there. It's about the place that it is. The hospital for sinners. To heal the broken hearted. To sooth your heart from a long week of burdens and commune together. To build strength from each other and hope. Encouragement for another week. As I walked through the church doors this weekend, a feeling of peace came over me. Amazingly, though a few coughs and sniffles, I felt pretty good. I laughed and enjoyed seeing my friends. I felt Gods presence as we kneeled and we prayed. His love surrounded this church. I was home. To me, when I feel the encouragement to miss church, I am sure it's not from God. The devil wants us to miss church. He wants us to cut communication off from our church. It's like a pumping heart, bit by bit cutting off the vessels of life pouring into it. We need church. We need the support and encouragement. We need to be there also to lend it to others. To be there when the broken hearted come. To be always willing never too busy to open your arms(and doors) to the needs of others. How can I do that, if I don't leave my home? If I listen to the devils words...and miss church.
Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
1 Corinthians 12:12
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
This weeks green smoothie is MANGO!
Mango's were on sale at aldis for $.69 so we grabbed several =)
Mango Banana Coconut Smoothie
1 Mango(chopped frozen)
3 Bananas(chopped frozen)
1 cup green grapes(frozen)
1 cup kale
1 cup coconut
(2 cups ice if you dont freeze fruit)