Statistically, the number of people attending church each Sunday is seriously declining.
This may be the fault, in part, at least, of the Ministers, Deacons and lay preachers of every religious denomination but it cannot be denied that now that our Sabbath day (Sunday) is becoming less and less sacred and less and less holy, many people find an excuse not to go to church because, for example, they prefer to watch a football match!
We have allowed our churches to become empty because the world has taken its focus away from the Word of God and we are not being obedient to reading His word and teaching our children the ways of the Lord.
We need to be baptised by the Holy Spirit, so that we can worship in Spirit and in truth. The church fire has been dimmed and will go out if we do not take immediate action!
The fire of God needs to come down upon each one of us so that we can once again put God first in our lives. In Matthew 6:33 we read:-
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
John Wesley (the founder of the Methodist Church) in the eighteenth century often preached at outdoor meetings when many thousands of people gathered to listen to what he had to day – and many of those people had walked miles and miles to get to the place where Wesley was preaching.
How many people would be prepared to walk 10+ miles to church every Sunday? Very few I would expect!
God will never leave, nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31: 6) but He is very disappointed when we ignore Him because we cannot find time to attend Church on Sunday and seldom talk to Him in prayer.
In my humble experience, God always listens to my prayers and, on many occasions, He will answer them in a positive way.
And I am sure that He will listen to your prayers too. You just need to set aside some time every day, no matter how busy you may be.
Praise be the Lord. Hallelujah.
Happy New Year to you all