The other day I was talking with someone about church, priorities, friends, families, obligations, etc. As a Christian I know a lot of people who attend Church services on a regular basis. They are the type of Christian the Pastor usually gloats about, the ones that are “there whenever the doors are open”. Basically what everyone thinks you should be doing to be a good Christian.
But what if “going to church” gets in the way of your priorities, your friends, your family, or your obligations? The person I was talking to said something like, “It’s almost like we put church before God.” Of course, what they meant was the act of going to services versus living a life of Worship.
The question is, are we denying the right things when we decide to go to a Church service on Sunday mornings? Perhaps instead of going to a Sunday morning church service, we should go to a food pantry or visit people in the hospital. Instead of going to choir practice, stay home and have relationship-building-fellowship with your neighbors.
I am by no means perfect at putting God first in my life but these are some things I have been thinking of lately.