🍎🥝SEEDS OF DESTINY🌸
A DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE BY DR PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE (DUNAMIS INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL CENTRE)
TOPIC: WRONG REASONS FOR GOING TO CHURCH
SCRIPTURE: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:25.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Our primary and major reason for going to church is to worship God like the apostles who met daily in the temple praising God.
In life, I have discovered that every undertaking becomes outstanding with understanding. This means, to have a successful and outstanding undertaking in life, there must be a depth of understanding or knowledge about that undertaking.
Therefore, if there is no understanding, no undertaking can be outstanding.
Today, many people go to church for many reasons, and based on this fact, I will like to identify different categories of people that go to church:
1. People who go to church for Religious Purpose.
One major reason some people go to church is to fulfil a religious obligation or to perform religious activities or rituals. This is the category of people that see church as a place for mere religious activities. They have no deep spiritual attachment or commitment to church. They see mere physical activities as the only basis for going to or belonging to a particular church.
2. Those who go to Church for Socialization.
Other people go to church for socialization. They see church as a place to socialize with other people. They go to church with the mind-set of meeting one friend or the other and not God. Socialization is their driving force for going to church.
3. Those who go to Church Because of the Challenges of Life.
There is yet another group of people who go to church because of the problems or challenges of life. These are the people who go to church only in search of miracles, blessings, prosperity and breakthroughs in life.
You see, all these are not the primary reasons for going to church. What then is the primary reason for going to Church?
Our primary and major reason for going to church is to worship God like the apostles who met daily in the temple praising God (Acts 2:46-47).
*Remember this: Our primary and major reason for going to church is to worship God like the apostles who met daily in the temple praising God.
1. Refuse to go to church for the wrong reasons.
2. Go to church for the purpose of worshipping and praising God in truth and in spirit.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for opening my eyes to see why I must go to church. I receive the grace and discipline to come to church only for the right reason, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY.
QUOTE: Surround yourself with the atmosphere of praise and worship.
Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Luke 13-15.
REFLECTION: In the Beginning, God made man in His Image. In the end, man is trying to make God in his image. Know that God is not there to be used. God is there to be worshipped and served. He is there to be God.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: May the benefits of worship be your portion in this season in Jesus’ Name.