For the morning service I was in nursery (which was very edifying, I assure you!);o). But then tonight in church... wow! Let me just share a little bit from the message. The assistant pastor preached on "The Believer's Responsibility To The Local Church" and had five quick points:
- Join the church
- Attend the church
- Serve the Lord through the church
- Give through the church
- Love the church
The thing that Bro. Ronnie mentioned that got me thinking was this: God values the local church and if I don't, then I don't value what God does.
In short, God has placed me in the exact local church He wants me at. I praise the Lord for Lehigh Valley Baptist Church and am so thankful I have never had to go "church hunting". God placed me here at LVBC 11 years ago, and as far as I'm concerned, this is where I belong and am staying until God picks me up and moves me along.
Although I plan to be gone for a year in Thailand, that trip is under the auspices of my home church. My local church is the place I plan on coming back to when this next missions trip is over.
Someone recently told me I am a nun. When I asked what that meant, the person replied that I'm always doing things with the church. AMEN! That's the best place for me to be at... although we do have a joke about the Baptist Nunnery;o).
The last question of the night Bro. Ronnie asked was this: Am I ministering to the body of my local church? That's the way it should be!