5 thoughts on “Hmm…”

  1. Enjoyed your post. I struggle with the same things. I’ve learned that when we feel guilty about something it may be Gods way of trying to get our attention. I do not attend every Sunday, but when I do go it sets the tone for my week. I just thinks it makes our relationship stronger when I take time to visit him in his house opposed to him always showing up in mine. Xoxo

    1. I definitely agree with what you said about feeling guilty. I think that’s His way of speaking to us too, but I wonder what He’s trying to say you know? It’s hard for Christians, young Christians especially, to fully commit bc our world has so many distractions, but like you said, it does set you straight when you take the time to seek Him. “…makes our relationship stronger when I take time to visit him in his out opposed to him always showing up in mine.” That was beautifully said 🙂 I’ll always remember that, thank you

  2. i think these are valid feelings. when i was christian, church was often a similar experience to what you described for me as well. it’s a little sad; for all modern christians may feel “above” the pharisees in jesus’ time, there can often be a strange culture obsessed more with ritual than spirit of worship

    1. Yes! That’s exactly what it is and when you don’t go along with it, you’re made to feel bad. Often times, we forget what it’s all about and when it comes down to it, it’s just about your personal relationship with Christ. How you can love yourself and others through Him, you know? All the extra baggage makes it so much more confusing, but it really is simple.

  3. I actually got into it with my father a few weeks ago. He believes that it’s a sin to not go on Saturday. I know better. Your parents (view) of religion isn’t necessarily yours, in actuality, it shouldn’t be. We are encouraged to study the bible and come up with our own views and convictions. For me, church isn’t mandated; you won’t lose your soul for not going. However it does have its purposes: fellowship, learning something new, etc. But it serves no purpose to be forced to go to church or go because you feel guilty and the entire time you’re there you’re thinking about how you’d rather be somewhere else. In those instances, it’s better to not go. If you’re tired or would rather watch church online, or even want to go out and fellowship or enjoy nature on Saturday morning, that’s between you and God so long as you’re not doing anything crazy, you know? That’s just my take on it. Church has its positives, but it isn’t absolutely necessary to be there every week.

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