Monday is not a day we typically think of church. But fresh off of a Monday a pastor often thinks of how church went the day before. I think God thinks upon it even more, after all it is His plan for the age in which we live. As a pastor I’ve said it many times that with over 100 uses of “church” in the NT and most of the titles of the books of the NT either addressed to local churches or about them (the pastoral epistles to Timothy & Titus to men who would organize & lead churches) it’s clear God puts a high premium now on the local assembly of believers. But do you, REALLY?
Oh, you might be thinking, I attend with regularity. And if so, great ! But in 1 Cor.12 Paul illustrates that the members of the church are much like the member’s of a body, “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.” (vs12) And then in vs17 “If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing?. . .” to teach that there is great diversity in the local church as God has saved many and brought them to His church to serve in some capacity.
Think of it this way: if God saved you and brought you to His local church and gifted you with certain abilities then dont settle for just occupying a pew ! Get INVOLVED. Start storing up treasure in heaven by using those talents to build His church stronger. It’s Monday and for some its a new work week for others another week of retirement. Instead of just the normal Monday routine you can pray for the Sunday services starting today, you can determine that today you will invite someone to your church by praying “lead me to some soul today, teach me Lord just what to say” ! We do a lot of things in the course of a week but what pleases God is the stress you place upon helping to build up His church by using your abilities to make it stronger. So don’t let the summer slip away while the church languishes. Dont be content to give whats left of your time and energy to do a little or not your very best for His church, make it a premium in your life as it is in God’s !!