As I sit here reflecting back upon Thanksgiving Day many different thoughts race through my mind. What a time was had being together with family and friends enjoying the stories filled with much laughter. Also the sound of the football games played throughout the afternoon and evening. Regardless of who one there was much cheering and jeering of teams and one another. I suppose though that aside from all of those things the most anticipated was the turkey and dressing with all the fixin’s for the Thanksgiving Day Meal. Once the blessing of thanks was offered to the Lord everyone took their plate and filled them with all the bounty set before them. Some piled them high while others had slightly less moderate proportions of food. One this was sure each was stuffed to satisfaction and much more. Many waited later to enjoy the sweet and plenteous desserts. One thing observed was the ones who were so stuffed that they just couldn’t eat another bite.
Many times God’s people react the same way. They come to church and enjoy such a heavenly outpouring of the Lord’s presence through both the singing and preaching that they get so stuffed spiritually they just can’t show up to feast from Heaven’s table the next time it is offered. Just as a person must continue to eat to maintain their strength and growth physically also each of us need to get back to church to for the same spiritually. God has so instructed us to keep going back for more yet many don’t see the need to do so. When we feel that we are strong enough spiritually and growing in the Lord let’s not stay away but keep going back to God’s table. Our faithfulness to God’s house will encourage the faith of others, strengthen our fellowship with others, and demonstrate that we follow the Lord. Remember the command of the Lord to His people in the book of Hebrews. Hebrews 10:25 “ Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hey let’s encourage someone’s faith this week. See you at church.