I Remember Why I Came…

by Theresa Lindsay

First, I apologize to all for neglecting this site.  I started callednchosen because I want to connect with anyone who wants to come to faith in Christ, or maybe you’re a disgruntled disciple, or maybe you want to have an iron sharpening iron exchange–all are welcome to join this community.  I hope to have exchanges that will help us all be the best that we can be.

This morning I just wanted to share about becoming weary in our walk.  Sometimes we’re burning the candle at both ends and the middle.  Sometimes it may seem that all the bible reading, prayers, church attendance and giving service and finances is not amounting to much.  I encourage you to stay the course.  Don’t let the inner chatter deter you from entering into the presence of the One who is able to undo the heavy burdens and renew your hope, joy and peace.  Bring all that is within you to the House of Prayer.  Remember why you went to church in the first place.

Maybe you were following a person who is no longer in your life; whether it was a change in relationship, or death, whatever the reason, that person was an instrument for you to be introduced to the One that will never leave or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). This is what I’ve learned from following Christ Jesus–that when we take our eyes off Him and begin to concentrate on the myriad issues that surround us, we begin to sink into despair.  It can happen in a day, a few weeks, months.  Then attending Church can seem burdensome, purposeless.

Remember why you came.  For me, I was a wreck when I was invited to church.  I needed someone to tell me how to deal with my crises.  I received guidance from my late pastor, who was a teacher of the Word of God.  I followed her guidance, and what I understood of the Bible.  It brought me out.  Godly counsel works.  The prayers of the righteous are heard and answered by God.  Especially when we can’t pray for ourselves.  I’m grateful for the Pastor that God placed me under.  She led me to the One who established and settled me in the faith.  From my many experiences of God’s faithfulness, I’d be a fool not to continue to dwell in the House of the Lord all the days of my life.  If He’s been there for us in time past, He’s still with us.

Finally, I leave you with this scripture from Galatians 6:9 – “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (KJV) “And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.” (NASB).  Be encouraged.

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1 Comment

  1. You are forgiven for neglecting those who are waiting patiently to read what you have to say to inspire, motivate or anger. I am very disgruntled with the lack of blogging that has been taken place on your part but “Thank GOD”, for his forgiving power. I will not hold on to that which does not help me to move forward, the luggage is at the door.

    Weariness unfortunately comes with the territory in anything whether it’s dealing with church, work, family, relationship and anything else that requires attention and active participation on a constant basis. Getting tired of doing the right thing can definitely become frustrating but remembering where one has come from is helpful during those times. Remembering not to take anything for granted can shift one’s mind back to reality to avoid the pity party we tend to have with ourselves.

    We all were wrecks when we came to the Lord’s house so that is a unified admission if people are honest with themselves. It’s great to know that GOD is still with us during the high times and the dry times but it will take diligence for us to maintain during these moments.

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