When we have a toothache, broken bone or any pain we cannot bear, we learn from a young age that we should seek professional help. Even when we are feeling fine we are advised to get regular check-ups. Regular check-ups can address issues that may not produce outward symptoms and stop them from getting worse. There are issues that only get worse over time and left unchecked, will cause long-lasting damage.
The same thought pattern applies to our spiritual life. We may be broken or in pain in our spirit to the point where we cannot get ourselves better in our own might. On the other hand, you may think everything is going fine, kids doing well, job is good and investments are prospering. Regardless, we all need regular check-ups for our spirit. For the spirit, these regular check-ups come via the local church. Our spirit is strengthened by the Word of God. Your spirit is longing to hear God’s Word even though “you” may not exhibit any outside symptoms. Many of us are bound by fear or insecurities that cause us to act a certain way that we know is not right. We know we need and want to change, but we cannot change on our own. Truth be told, it is only by the grace of God that we have made it this far in life. We need triage for our soul. We need to be admitted to a spiritual hospital.
How do I find this “spiritual hospital”? You may have grown up in church and fallen away or never been inside a church. You may have only heard of God when your parents told you about Him and told you to trust Him in all things. I am sure you had no concept of what “all things” meant at the time. It does not matter to God. Your past does not have to be your future. God established the local church as a “spiritual hospital” for His children to receive regular check-ups. Harvest Life Church is a place where all are welcome to receive a life-changing Word from God with Pastors who will provide you the spiritual care needed to navigate this Christian journey.
You may be saying that you will come to church when you get yourself together. You will come when you stop cheating, lying, when you have time, or other excuses. Truth be told, you cannot get yourself together on your own and we know we can always make time for what is important to us. The local church is full of imperfect people who rely on God to get them together through regular check-ups in the form of weekly services and fellowship with fellow believers. You may be the person who feels everything is going fine and you are not in need of anything. The fact that you are reading this article means God is reaching out to you and you have a void that only He can fill.
When you join Harvest Life Church, you will become part of a family of believers who depend on the Word of God. You will be part of something that is bigger than you. You will have the opportunity to participate in Christian-based activities for you and your family. Harvest Life Church is a place that has something for everyone regardless of who you are, where you come from or age, sex or marital status. You can come as you are. Harvest Life Church is a place where you can feel safe and grow spiritually and be all that God has designed you to be. You will also be able to share Christ with others and allow them to enjoy the same benefits of the local church. The local church is like all “spiritual hospitals”, full of people at different stages in their healing process. You will see that everyone is striving to be better and by the grace of God, will get better. You will be welcomed as another member of the family with the same goal in life – to be all that God has called you to be and to reach others for Christ.
BY MARITZA KENNEDY