I’ve been debating on what and how I wanted to say what has been on my mind lately. I still have not concluded, but I feel like attempting to anyways.
My best friend and I got into a dispute the other day. It was not over anything to significant, but it wound up making me realize a lot about her and other Christians.
Why do you go to church? And why do some desire to go more than once a week? I understand going to church. To me? Church is about fellowship and getting close to other people that believe similarly to you. It’s really that simple. You can’t base your spiritual life off of going to church once a week. You still have 6 more days out of a week to stay in touch with god! What kind of friend are you if you merely spend one day out of the week talking with someone?
I say this because of the dispute my friend and I had. We have wind ensemble every Wednesday night at the Flint Institute of Music. It’s a small ensemble and important to me. My friend is also in this ensemble with me (she plays the saxophone). Well she has decided that after the first semester she’s gonig to make church more of a priority on Wednesday nights than wind ensemble. Which in reality I feel like she’s being immature about it all. She said she isn’t going to let wind ensemble interfere with her faith. Okay…I have A LOT of problems with that statement. She could have told me she would rather see her church friends, or merely say she would rather go to church. Either of those I would have accepted. But when you go as far as to say that not attending church on a Wednesday night (when you go on Sunday mornings, especially) will interfere with your faith? Then yes…I’m gonna have problems with that.
This is what I wrote her in a text message after she said that, let me know if you agree with me or not..“ha! church is about fellowship, not the strength of your faith. If you are incapable of maintaining a relationship with Christ living off of going to church once a week you REALLY need to start spend some more one on one time with god and learn that there is so much more to find out about him then what is inside the walls of a church”
You can’t live your life relying on church to “lift” you back up. You have to maintain a relationship with Him on a daily basis. This my friends, is where the oil mixes with the water for me. I just can’t agree with it. Pick your priorities wisely.