Sunday, March 16, 2014
Church Starts At Home
Many Christians come home to a blaring TV and give little, if any, time to ministering to Christ. They never pray. They never shut themselves into their secret closet to seek the Lord or intercede for their spouses and children. Yet they complain that they can’t find a church.
It does not matter if there is no husband or father in your home to act as priest. You may be a single mother, or a single man or woman. Yet no matter who you are, God says you are a royal priest and you are called to minister to Him.
You may say, “But I’ve already found the right church and I meet the Lord there every week. I hear godly preaching and I enter into wonderful worship. I’m satisfied with my church.” I rejoice with you over that. But if you see church as being just your local fellowship, then you still have not found the true Church.
The God-blessed, righteous Church starts where you live. If you are not ministering to the Lord in your home, then most likely you are focused only on your own personal needs. And you will not find the right church until you go to your secret prayer chamber. You will find it by giving Jesus quality time—by serving His desire for communion with you!
When your home becomes a church, all your deepest needs will be met—not by human means, but supernaturally by your Father in heaven. Your children's needs will be met, as well, all because the Holy Spirit communes with you in the closet of prayer. Then you can go to any church, no matter how dead it may seem. Why? You do it so that you can connect with other hungry seekers there. He has hungry servants everywhere and He will supernaturally bring you to those who share your hunger to minister to the Lord.
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Romans 16:5 ... Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
1 Peter 2:9 ... But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
Matthew 6:6 ... But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. ❤