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. – Hebrews 10:25
A #PrayALong is important as our churches and their staff need people to pray for them as they serve their community. As a church secretary and now missionary appointee, I understand the importance of church.
I still remember the first time I walked into the church I work at and how the pastor’s wife sat with me through the whole service. Pastor’s wives were always in the front row and I never knew them. This pastor’s wife engaged me in conversation, sealing the deal for me, stopping my church-hopping habits. I had sworn that I would never join a church until a church accepted me. God had plans for me in this church and He one-upped me by sending the pastor’s wife.
Of course, it was the expository teaching from the pastor that soon re-defined church for me and clarified who Jesus Christ is. It was like something clicked, a missing piece fell into place, as I listened to the Word being taught from the pulpit while sitting in a hard, wooden pew. The Bible came alive for me. God had a name. And I met my husband and we both became believers.
Can I tell you that you won’t get hurt in church?
I can’t promise this because we are all people and we make mistakes. Haven’t you ever said something to someone else you wish you didn’t? I wouldn’t be who I am without the church who made me and the church I worship at. Both churches helped me through rough patches in my life. The fellowship is priceless. In church, we learn together how to be the body of Christ.
So, as I go around the city of Phoenix today, as people online pray for each church I visit, if you would like to talk to me about church, you can email me or private message me.