Finding the Right Church

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So how was your Sunday? I hope you had a great day with family and friends. Some of you went to church. Some of you even went to a church you like. That’s great. Some of you are still looking for a church to call home. Some of you have given up on finding a church for your family and still others are thinking of starting your search for a church. You know you should find a place, but it’s a bit overwhelming.

Why is it important to go to church?
Yes, it’s good for your kids.
Yes, there is free childcare and coffee.
Yes, we learn about God and sing great songs.
But the reason we are there is to worship the God who made you.
It’s not about what you get, but about what you are giving.
Worshiping God is the most important reason we go to church.

Realizing this made me see finding a church home differently when we moved from Connecticut to Houston.
1) Any church can be my church home as long as I am able to worship God there.
2) I don’t have to agree strongly with everything about the church. When we were first looking for a church home, the childcare had to be perfect for each child. There had to be a Bible study that meets during the week. My husband wanted pews and not folding chairs.
I now aim for agreeing with the church 80 percent of the time.
As Rick Warren says “It’s not about me, it’s about God”.

So if you haven’t found a church to call home. Please keep looking. Just please do not give up. We were made to be in communion with other believers. It’s good for you! Have faith, pray and listen. God has a place already picked out for you. Be still and listen, He is speaking to you.

Let’s pray.
Lord, We praise you. We love you. We know the plans you have for us are great and that you already know the places that are in our future. Lord, help us to reach out to you for wisdom and guidance. Please open our hearts and ears to hear you. We seek you! Amen

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of His household,- Ephesians 2:19 NIV

~ Marina Wright

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