Hebrews 10:25 says, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
You know, I was just thinking the other day of how much I love the Church. With all of its imperfections, problems, and yes, even dysfunctional moments… I still love the Church. I love the universal, blood bought, body of Christ that assembles together every Lord’s Day to worship, learn, and encourage one another. When it’s functioning properly, it has the potential to radically change lives and even alter history! Church is vital to your spiritual health as a Christ follower.
It has also proven to be beneficial to your physical health. A recent study suggests that…
“Going to church might actually help them [people in general] breathe easier. Researchers measured the breathing of 1,189 people aged 70 to 79. Those who attend church regularly scored better on a test that measures pulmonary flow rate. The findings could not be explained by differences in smoking or physical activity, the scientists said.”
Temple University’s Joanna Maselko said, “Religious activity is emerging as a potential health promoting factor, especially among the elderly.” A study earlier this year found that churchgoers live longer, too. There are more good reasons for going to church. It helps spiritually and physically.
Friend of mine, stay in church. Don’t give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing! It really does improve your overall health… physically, emotionally, & spiritually!
I hope that you will make every effort to be in church this week!