A lot of people today choose to stay at home watching their favorite series or reading their favorite novels rather than attend church services. This behavior is especially common in people who are busy during the week as they view Sundays as their day to kick back and relax. Even planning to attend a service is a chore for some families, regardless of the day of the week. If you are ever at this point, then take this as a sign that you are pushing yourself too hard, and need to relax. Research shows that people who attend church are less likely to indulge in drug abuse, and they have healthier and stronger social relationships than those who do not. Generally, the church is good for your emotional and mental wellbeing. If you are unable to go to church even after finding time to relax during the week, then the chances are high that you are in the wrong church. You need to look for one that fits your personality. In this article, we look at some of the reasons why attending church services is essential.
Firstly, church services allow us to connect with God. Many may argue that they do fine at the comfort of their homes, but there is something about being inside a church that makes one feel safer and more content with life. In church is where you realize there is something bigger than yourself. The presence of God will be stronger in your life if you strengthen your bond through regular church attendance. Visiting His place of worship gives Him physical access to your life. You are bound to see a change in your life when you make it possible for Him to guide your every decision.
Secondly, church services allow one to connect socially. Going to church will give you a chance to make new friends. If you have recently moved into a new town and do not yet have any friends, you should consider attending church services. A lot of churchgoers are friendly and will welcome you to their neighborhood. There are many groups and clubs in the church which you can become part of to increase your friends’ circle.
Thirdly, church services allow one to feel reverence. In the chaos of everyday life, it is rare or one to have time for some peace and quiet. You can get this in a church service. You get to be transported to a place of worship, where all you have to do is talk to God. Getting weekly peace and quiet whilst strengthening your connection to God will make your week more manageable and your tasks more bearable.
Finally, the church allows you to give back to society. Most churches hold charity events to try and help the less fortunate in life. If you are unable to make monetary contributions, sacrificing some of your time to make a charity event successful could go a long way in helping communities from all over. Church teaches us to be grateful for all we have, by continually reminding us of the forgiving nature of God, and how far He has brought us. This may seem like something small, but human beings need constant reminders because forgetting is easy.