My Plea To The Men- Where Are The Men? Why Aren’t They In Church? Why Aren’t They The Church?- WE NEED YOU!
Alright men, why aren’t you in the church? Don’t you realize you are our leaders? How can you effectively lead if you are not getting wisdom from the Word of God?
Every wise leader will seek wisdom and not just blindly lead and give out commands. Why do you think the head coach of a football team has assistant coaches? The same is true for basketball coaches.
How do you truly recognize your enemy when he/she comes in so many disguises? How are you able to project the best offense if you are not equipped to read the enemy’s defense and attacks against you?
The Word of God gives you discernment. So when was the last time you read it?
How do you fight temptations against you, your marriage, your family, and your life if you don’t spend time with the Word of God and hearing God by going to church and being the church?
Aren’t you tired of doing things the hard way (your way)? Are you humble enough to seek wisdom? Can you admit that sometimes you could use a little help in life?
Do you understand the importance of your presence in the church, in the community, in society?
The truth is WE NEED YOU. We need you to stand up and be a MAN; one that seeks wisdom, one that understands he is no less by serving his loved ones and his community. After all, Jesus gives the
ultimate example in John 13:13-17 when he washes the disciples’ feet (knowing HE was the master and they were the servants all along). Because Jesus was secure in his role as master, he was able to serve.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
13 You call Me the Teacher (Master) and the Lord, and you are right in doing so, for that is what I am.
14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher (Master), have washed your feet, you ought [it is your duty, you are under obligation, you owe it] to wash one another’s feet.
15 For I have given you this as an example, so that you should do [in your turn] what I have done to you.
16 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, A servant is not greater than his master, and no one who is sent is superior to the one who sent him.
17 If you know these things, blessed and happy and [a]to be envied are you if you practice them [if you act accordingly and really do them].
Now understand that the church is you. You are the church. So what’s in your church? What’s in you? It should be the Word of God.
King James Version (KJV)
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
The faith you need to launch that business or to accomplish your dream comes by reading the Word of God. The faith it takes to land that next job or to be the leader of that family is built up by you reading the Word of God.
And doesn’t every successful leader seek wisdom? Can’t you do that by listening to sermons online, visiting a physical church from time to time, and listening to Christian radio stations?
Noone is perfect. Noone expects you to physically attend church every Sunday, Wednesday, or Saturday. We understand there’s football on Sundays.
But recognize how valuable you are. The enemy does. That’s why he takes joy when you don’t equip yourself to fight daily battles by reading the Word of God. That’s how the enemy is able to come in and wreak havoc on your relationships, your finances, and your life. Don’t make it so easy for the enemy.
Get empowered. Read the Word Of God. Listen to Christian sermons online, on tv, on the radio. And from time to time, actually visit a physical church with an open spirit, mind, and soul.
Don’t let that pastor asking you for money, stop you from receiving the Word of God. Don’t let the words in the Bible that you don’t understand stop you. I wasn’t raised in the church. I didn’t know the structure of the Bible. But after life beat the Hell out of me, I had no choice but to take baby steps and learn how to read the bible. Today there are so many tools and versions of the Bible to help all of us understand the scripture in the Bible (such as The Bible Gateway). Don’t let the lack of knowledge about the Bible or Christianity stop you. I didn’t. The truth is neither you or I have an excuse.
Your family needs you. Your very destiny depends on it.
Everything you need to be the best is already inside you. It’s called the Holy Spirit. Isn’t it time to wake up that spirit? Isn’t it time to renew that spirit? Isn’t it time to go to the next level?
This is a plea to men. Where are you? WE NEED YOU! It’s time!
Walking in love with Christ,