We went to church last night ( Saturday). We went to a large church that has services on Sunday morning and Saturday night. So today we didn't go. And I feel a little guilty about it. So I've been questioning that. Why should I feel guilty?
Because I am an over-thinker, I have started asking myself "why do I go to church at all?" Not in the sense that I shouldn't go, but simply wanting to know why...
Is it because it's what I've been trained to do? Because it's what Good Christians do? Because if I don't I'll be "backslidden"?
I know the Bible says not to forsake gathering together -- which by the way doesn't mean we can't skip services now and then. If I go to a retreat and spend a couple of days from my husband it certainly doesn't mean I've forsaken him. But anyway, in obedience to that verse, we should gather together. But what is my personal motivation? Does it go beyond simple obedience?
I am going to think more about this and post about it later. For now, I would like to hear your answers. But please, don't immediately answer with the first thing that comes to mind. Chances are, that will be the pat answer that you've been taught all your life. I don't want to know why we should go to church. I would like to know why you personally go. Please, take some time to think about it. Leave my blog and come back and answer later if you need to.