Summary: We all want God’s presence but how can we have it if we are eating the wrong food. Waiting on God
We all should know the answer to that but are we listening?
Fast food is great when you are in a hurry and you haven’t got the time to prepare a meal! Unfortunately there is a big down side. Most fast food is high in sugar and saturated fats and lack a lot in nutritional value. The end result is what the Government is trying to reverse right now obesity in children leading to cardiovascular disease in early adulthood. In fact diabetes in children is becoming more and more common.
Most people are NOT GOOD AT waiting.
We live in an "instant society" of
information on demand,
and the "buy now pay later" philosophy which has been the downfall of many families.
It is not just our physical health that is suffering,
It is eroding the very fabric of our society, FAMILIES.
The fast food mentality is destroying our churches as well.
Many people would rather sit at home in the comfort of their arm chair and flick on one of the many good television ministries that they have pre recorded than to come to a church were they might have to mix with someone they might not like.
Like fast food that is not good for you! We are created in the image of God and as such are created to have fellowship one with another. Sure we will have our differences but as I pointed out last week we need to rub up and down against each other to knock of the ruff edges that are on all of us.
Besides God’s Word tells us that we need to be in fellowship
My friends we are living in the last days and that Day is rapidly approaching!
Look at what Jesus says about us being gathered together.
We miss out on the very presence of God Himself when we forsake the assembling of ourselves together. He promises to be right in our midst when we come together.
1 John 1:6-7 (quickview)  If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.  But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
I don’t know about you but I want to flourish in the courts of our God.
Sure it can be inconvenient and it sure is cold these mornings!
And yes we may find someone at church that rubs us up the wrong way.
What do they say?
BUILD A BRIDGE, GET OVER IT!
I trust you can see that instant church like instant food and instant credit is not good for us! Even the term buy now pay latter should send warning bells to us.
Many people sadly get in over their head and do pay latter when they find out that just as they did not have enough money to pay now they have not got enough to pay latter either.