Our church meetings are held in an old warehouse and as such it is quite a cold building.
There is an open fire there that has been repaired recently so we had the fire on last Sunday.
However we are now looking at changing the seating arrangements as the fellowship are currently sitting quite far away from the fire and not feeling the full benefit.
Now you would think I was stupid if I were to rip out the fire and relocate it closer to where the people are sitting.
Of course we are going to move the seats closer to the fire so that the people can be warmer.
We will also ensure that there are no blockages stopping the heat from radiating out.
But when it comes to God some of us in the church seem to think differently.
If we are not “feeling” God we think He has removed Himself from us, and we pray for Him to “turn His face toward us” or “come and be with us”.
We try and get God to move back towards us.
This is like trying to move the fire!
What we should do is remove any blockages we have put in the way of our relationship with God.
We should then move closer to Him, in terms of spending more time with Him, praying or reading His Word.
God said He would never leave us nor forsake us, so let’s stop thinking He has.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you promised you would never leave me nor forsake me”.
Hebrews 13 v 5…..Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee