Sometimes its hard to wake up in the Mornings. We Yawn, Stretch, and hit the snooze and go right back to sleep. So are we with the View of Church. We don't want to Jump right in to it.
We don't want to Exert the Energy to push on.
So lets' take a look as some Writers and what they have to say about Getting the Picture.
" Say what? The King was slain as the lamb When He came to the land that He made with His hands .. Say what? Just try to make your brain understand, He's so big, man's like a grain in the sand, That picture's too big for a frame, but my plan is to grow I pray my picture of the King will expand.. I could study forever and read all day But still wouldn't understand the King all the way .. I got a long way to go, but I'm pleased to say I get to live my whole life just to seek His face"
Paul said " Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind"
Why do we need to continue to grow in Christ? Why do we need to press on? Why can't we just go to Church on Sunday Mornings and Be Done? Ever hear anyone say stuff like this or thought it yourself?
Ever wonder why we have several services through out the week? Because our Picture of God is to Weak. We can't Grasp what He is, What he has done, and what he is doing.. The only way to catch a glimps is to spend time with him. First on a Personal Level, then in a Group Setting, and then following it up with Corporate Worship. We need the one on one time because God is Personal. We need the Small Group time because Jesus chose 12 to impart His Life to. Then we need the Full Church Setting because Jesus Ministered and Did Miracles with the Feeding of the 5 thousand.
No one person has the Answers. At Best we are one Begger showing the other beggers where we got our Bread. Paul the Apostle said "I haven't grasped it yet, but I press on." We in our society can't continue on. We like quick results, and instant coffee. Not the Slow Roasted that takes time to Steep.