Today I feel like quitting! Years ago, I made a covenant with myself that I will never count on ministry to make a living. I hate the fact that ministry is counting on folks to come. Oh, how difficult 2022 is going to be! I heard this in my sprit on December 25, 2021. Covid has exposed how weak we are as believers if we can call ourselves that. Believers of what? How can we please God without faith?
Folks don’t want to gather because they think they came in contact with somebody with Covid or, they actually came in contact with somebody with Covid. They themselves don’t have Covid, but have a running nose; so, they rather stay home. Folks scared of getting Covid and afraid of spreading Covid! Whatever happens to James 5:14? “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.” (NIV)
We have found the perfect excuse to be lazy, to neglect our coming together, to sacrifice jobs and services. How difficult, next to impossible, it is to find folks who are committed to improve their lifestyles, doing simple things such as eating better and exercise. How difficult, next to impossible, it is to find folks who are committed to God, to truly follow His Word.
The Bible tells us “not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25 (NIV). I don’t see any exceptions; I don’t see Covid, the government or any other reason as a valid reason for us not to come together… there is no biblical reason that exempts any believer from coming together. Oh yes, today I feel like quitting!