Psalm 96:7,8 says “give unto the Lord, o ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.”
My question to you this week is “What are you bringing into the house of God? I know you bring all of your cares, issues, problems and concerns to church, but what else should we bring?
In fact, I take this a step further and ask you who are you bringing these problem to - the Church or to Jesus?
Let’s talk about the first question, which is what do we bring to church. If it had not been for the Lord being on your side, who knows all about what you are dealing with at this moment, you would have lost your mind. God has protected you in a way that if he showed you, it would bring you to your knees. Even when lies were created on you, God was right there. When that person walked out of your life and you felt like taking your own life,God didn’t … he was right there. When they laid you off of that job and you wondered how the bills would get paid, God was right there. When sickness came upon your body, and the doctors said they had done all they could do, God was right there. This tells me that we should come to the house of God with an offering giving unto him “Praise” and “Thanksgiving” for how he kept us through it all.
When we wake up and it’s time to go to church, there should be a praise in your heart for how God has kept you through the days and weeks. And when we get to Church, Jesus is the only one who can turn my troubles into triumph, so he is who I should bring everything to.
The Church is not the answer. Jesus Christ is the answer. He won’t let you down, nor will he forsake you. He wants to invade your circumstance that he may get the glory out of your life.
Saints of God, give unto the Lord the praise and honor that’s due to him. When you enter into the house of God having praised him all week long for his goodness and mercy towards you and your family, Sunday mornings should be just an overflow from your everyday worship with Jesus.