When your car is broken, you take your car to the garage. When you need a doctor, you go to the clinic. When you need a surgeon, you go to the hospital. When you need new clothes, you go to the mall. When you need plumbing supplies, you go to the hardware store. When you need money, you go work or to an ATM.
But when you need spiritual help, you ask the church to come to YOU, or you ask God to come to YOU.
Why is it that for everything else that you need or want in life you are happy to wake up and go get it but when you need spiritual help you refuse to get up and go get it? I find it strange and unbelievable that Christians are so recalcitrant that they might as well die instead of going for help. It’s unbelievable but it’s true.
I agree that Christianity is not about following formulas to make life work, but there are some organic practices in the Bible that tells us that some things are crucial to our spiritual existence and its longevity. I am convinced from Acts 2:42-47 that when God’s people get together in God’s way around God’s word then God things happen. It is in this context that needs are revealed and they are met through the stronger parts of the body. God’s church is the gym where Christian muscles are built and where the weak become strong. When God things happens then consequentially God’s name becomes known.
Are you making yourself a part of your local church? Are you more absent than present? If you want to experience growth then you must make the effort to go. Go and be blessed!