Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Ok so I don't go to church much any more by my own choice. I just don't feel like I fit in with the conventional churches. I do miss the musical worship sessions in church but I now have a good collection of worship music so I can pull those up and really get spiritual in my own way. I still study the Bible and related books. I do pray for and with others and keep in contact with people that are in my communities that are in need and assist them when I can.

A few people still come to me thinking I am a minister ( which I am not) seeking salvation and I do my best to minister to them in their spiritual needs. I don't go around preaching to every one but if they ask, I will spread the Lord's word on salvation. One thinks I have healing powers ( which I don't).

It was the lady I mentioned in an earlier blog who has a daughter that wears braces in order to walk. She dropped by my office one day a while back with her daughter to ask for prayer and to heal her daughter. Reluctantly I prayed for her but I assured her it would be God's work, not mine. I cannot heal others. Yesterday they walked by the office to show me the daughter can walk with out her braces now and Doctors don't know how it happened. Maybe God did heal this precious deserving little child after all.

What I have found in my dealings with people in these two communities I manage is they don't fit in at churches either. Most say they don't feel comfortable in a church or they don't have the money to spend on good clothes to go to church but they feel comfortable talking to me in spiritual matters on their turf. They claim I bring the church to them instead of bringing them to a church. I try to explain to them that a church is when ever two or more gather to worship God. It doesn't have to be an established church. I reminded them that Jesus frequently spoke in open fields and by the sea in gatherings and that was essentially a church in all respects even though it was not in a building. What was important is that when one gathers with others to hear the Lord's words. Then it becomes a church

We don't need extravagant multi million dollar buildings or scripted programs to hear God's word. Only a place to gather and sing praise to the Lord, hear his words, and let the Holy Spirit prevail. Perhaps doing that we might see more souls won over to the Lord and miracle happenings just like in biblical times. What money is gathered should be divided up and given to the needy and hungry. In these hard times, there are probably many that need help.

For some reason I find my self closer to God helping others and being where they are instead of in a church. This way I can be close by 7 days a week instead of only on Sundays. Most attending churches are already saved so to speak but a massive amount of others that never set foot in a church are missing out on God's salvation and love.

I don't attend church regularly, I think way out side of conventional thinking in Christianity, I show compassion to those less fortunate, I try to walk in their shoes, and I show love for them. Essentially, I am a maverick upsetting the apple cart.

Am I a mess or what?


Tsfanpc said...

Great blog. What you are doing right now is what my dad did for several years after we left the church my family had been apart of for over 60 years.

He talked with people and prayed with them. He went to them and they came to him. And they would have a worship service right where they were.

He is now in a small Holiness church in which he teaches every other Sunday and even teaches on the occasional Wednesday night. He holds special classes for those who want them in the church. And the pastor really depends on him to help out when he is out of town.

Keep doing what you are doing. God has a place for you. You just have to be patience and he will lead you there.

RCUBEs said...

"Actions speak louder than words." I believe this saying...And it does apply so much to us, as believers. What are our talking going to do if our actions do not reflect the Lord?

It is sad when some are saved and they stop right there. Yes, busy doing things for the Lord, but among themselves and forget the others who are hurting and need Jesus.

It still haunts me up to this day when my hubby and I went to a couple fellowship and one prayed, "Thank You Lord for bringing us good people into our church."

We haven't joined since. God bless you and protect you.

photogr said...


Exactly my point. There are many people hurting and seeking the Lord that are not in a church or are reluctant to go to one. Why not bring the church to them?

We have plenty of good people in churches. We need to have the other people saved too. Unfortunately not many good people in church seek out those I am afraid.

photogr said...


I try to be patient but sometimes the Lord has to reel me in. Although I kept getting doors shut in an established church, many have opened out side the church helping those that would not usually go to a church.

So I guess this is where the Lord wants me for now.