How many times have you been asked that question? Don’t you wish you had some quick answer? Some might answer like this: I like the music, I like the preaching, My Sunday School is the best, my friends go to this church, my mom makes me go….Whatever your answer I feel if that answer gets you to church that is a first step. Now Bonnie Zimmer gave me an answer to this question and I want to share the thought with you.
In 2 Tim 2:21 it says: Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from these things he will be a vessel for honor sanctified useful to the Master prepared for every good work.
Let’s compare ourselves to a vessel (or pitcher). It can be a refined one or a hard old antique or a brand new one never used. If you think about how useful a pitcher can be but you have to fill it up to get its best potential. You could sit your pitcher on a shelf and let it collect dust. Or we could fill it up with knowledge. You can also fill up your vessel by attending church where others come to fill up their vessels. And then it is up to us to either keep the knowledge or joys we learn and let it remain in our vessel or pour it out to others. Pour it out to family and friends. Pour it out by joining church. Pour it out by being in service for your church. Luke 8:16 says No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed but puts it on a stand so that those who enter may see the light. So no one should fill their vessel and not pour it out!
2 Corinthians 4:7 says But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of GOD and not of us.
Why do you go to Church? To get filled up and ready to pour it out!
God Bless You All