Feb. 27, 2021
Today is a little testimony of God's goodness to us as we vacation in Arizona and a lesson we learned. We came down this winter just so excited to be outside and for Gail to be competing in team roping. Every single day of the week there are multiple ropings that the guys and gals can enter in. Some days if it works you can enter multiple ropings at a couple of differnt places. It is so exciting! Sort of like being in a candy store!
On Sundays for the first few weeks we found a church that we could attend early in the morning so we could still go team rope. Seemed like a good plan. We would go to church and then spend the day roping. Gail really wasn't roping as good as he'd like to and wasn't placing at the ropings.
We felt like the Holy Spirit was telling us to give the Lord HIS day. We felt like God wanted us to attend a church where the Word was preached solidly and where we could worship in Spirit and Truth rather than just attending one that fit our schedule but didn't really feed us. So we changed our plan and took Sunday off - no roping, go to church, get some rest. We attended a Bible believing church that was solid and we really enjoyed being fed the Word of God. It felt good!!
Can I ask you: are you giving the Lord His day? Are you attending a Bible believing church that preaches the Word of God? Is the church you are going to increasing your knoweldge of the Bible and strengthening your spiritual walk?
II Timothy 4:3,4 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander of into myths.
I have attended churches in my life time that preached to tickle my ears. I did not grow nor did I feel the Sprit of the Lord there. God really wants us to worship him in Spirit and Truth. Don't attend a church for convenience. Rather purposefully seek out a church that preaches God's word. You will be blessed.
Gail and I were blessed by attending a Bible preaching church and hearing His Word. As God often does, He has showered us with His blessings for our obedience and Gail's roping has improved and he has won some ropings. God really loves us and showers His blessings on us when we obey Him! HE IS GOOD!