What does it mean to be a Christian? How does your behavior change? What does God want from me now? How does a believer grow in the faith?
There are lots of questions we may have as we begin a relationship with Jesus, but one fact remains the ultimate barrier to someone growing spiritually in Christ; they attempt to be a lone-ranger Christian. It is so sad to see people claiming to be Christians all the while they have nothing to do with Christ’s church. Jesus loved the church enough to die for her, and we cannot make it to worship only once a week, for one hour?
For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them. (Matthew 18:20)
The meaning of “going to church” or gathering as Christ followers is very important. Many who profess Christ miss this point. The FOUNDATION this new life in Christ is to grow in our relationship with God and to get closer to him.
Gathering together is a PATHWAY to experiencing and connecting with God. When we connect with God regularly, it strengthens our other relationships with friends and family. Going to church won’t make us better people, instead, it connects us with God. When we connect with God, HE transforms us into better people.
When you connect with God, your heart turns towards HIM and desires to make you more godly.