I have trouble staying in church during the summer. You see, summer hits and my schedule isn’t consistent anymore. Between hanging out with friends, day trips on the weekend, and full on vacations, it doesn’t happen. Going to church ends up on the back burner and once I am out of the habit I have trouble getting back into it.
Things I tell myself when I don’t get to church on Sunday.
- I’ll make sure I go next Sunday.
- I’ll stream the sermon sometime after work this week.
- Podcasts are cool, right? I’ll listen to a message on the way to work!
But honestly none of those things ever happen. So here’s my goal.
Get back into the church routine.
Before I feel guilty singing Christmas carols during the season of advent, I need to get myself back to church. Fall is (almost) here and I’m settling back into the routine of everything else. There are a lot of other things that consume my life more than taking the hour or so out of my week to worship the Lord.
Going to Church helps me keep my life in perspective.
Perspective is exactly what I need. When life gets rolling it doesn’t stop and I need to keep my eyes on the ultimate prize. Starting the week of learning and investing in my relationship with God always keeps me in check. I am more gracious and patient with others and I am more focused on strengthening my faith.
Here’s to the weather cooling down, the changing of the leaves, and the ultimate season of friends and family. I will be back in church on Sunday.
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