Hebrews 10:24-25 New International Version (NIV)
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
We must remember that people are people and they say words they should not say. Life changes and we grow from our own wrong mistakes of life. Letting go and forgiving someone is what God tells us we must do. Forgiveness doesn't mean you must hang around that person, but forgive within your heart. My life has challenges over time and I see how I have grown into a stronger person. A person who can really forgive and let go now. It took time, but I did it with God's help plus others. Others encourages us in ways they might not realize. Just their own example of Jesus and their over walk before the Lord. Nobody is perfect and that's a fact. We continue to grow, learn and develop our character in life. I am certainly not the person I was in my 30's, 40's and the list goes on. I am not 63 years old and church hurts are real, but we are over-comers and can be examples of that.
Sunday's are also a time of having food with those we care about. Often we go to lunch and share time before we head to our homes. Not everyone knows about Jesus or the power within that name. I hope you see an opportunity today to share that love and help someone along the way. Maybe that someone is you and you have pulled away from church. That's okay, but it's time to push back into church. Church is about meeting together and sharing a common love for God. Not everybody believes the same or even acts the same. I can promise you this, your example will make a difference. When life is over for me, I want others to remember me as a kind person and one who cares from the middle of my heart. God creates divine appointments of life and I see that now.
If you don't have a home church and live close to Napa, come to mine today. There are three services to choose from 9am, 11am and 6:30pm. All three services teach the same message and that is one from God's word (Bible). A Bible based church is one you know what they believe and live.
Hillside Christian Church 100 Anderson Road, Napa, Ca. There are many great churches around Napa too. A home church is important and getting connected is too. God wants to use your life even more than yesterday and share his amazing love with others.
Sunday is also a time of get away for families. It's important to schedule vacations, visits and fun stuff in life. My granddaughters and their Mom, Step Dad, Sisters are having fun in Disneyland today. That makes my heart happy as they are happy. Our Children's Pastor from our church and her family are in Disneyland too. Such a great time for family and fun. I'm praying safe travels and fun today for all of them.
Sunday is about worship too. I love to sing to the Lord and make that joyful noise the Bible talks about. My tune might not be great but it is sure happy. I hope your day is amazing and you see how important you are in this life. You make a difference and never forget that. May God bless you today and always with amazing things of life. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.