Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching. — Hebrews 10:25
Thoughts on Today’s Verse….
“Going to church” isn’t very attractive to many folks. This reality shouldn’t surprise us. Doing things as an act of discipline isn’t very popular and often isn’t easy. Plus, doing things for others isn’t always something that fills our hearts with joy. The Holy Spirit’s message in our Verse of the Day, however, reminds us that WE need to go to be with God’s people because they need us to encourage and to motivate THEM! In fact, I think the Lord would prefer us to think of encouragement as “being” church rather than something we do when we “go” to church. We all need encouragement to keep living for Jesus, and like Jesus, as “the Day” of the Lord returns grows ever nearer!
Father, please bless the group of Christians with whom I regularly meet — or used to meet before COVID19. Bless them through my words, attitude, and influence as we walk beside each other and encourage each other to honour you – whether in person or meeting virtually. Stir me to bless and encourage others during this time of separation and isolation. Thank you for giving me people with whom I can share my journey home to you and use me to find creative ways to bless them and stir them on to Christ-like living. In your name, Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.