Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness.
Let the whole world know what he has done.
Sing to him; yes, sing his praises.
Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.
When we think of giving thanks and singing God’s praises we think mainly about going to church.We think that way, but God doesn’t think that way. God’s main purpose for his people is to get his influence out into the world. The world means where his people live and work. Where they spend their time. Jesus makes this our focus when he tells us to, “Love your neighbor.”
That’s why how many people are in a church on a Sunday morning is not a measurement God is taking. “Did my church in insert your city here have a good crowd last Sunday?” is something God has never said in the heavenly dimensions. How do I know this? God doesn’t think that way.
God measures how you are doing in your walk of faith by how you are seeking the good of your neighbor and acting on this good where you can. That is a good definition of “love.” You can simplify this even further, by using the phrase, “Be a blessing to your neighbor.”
God is not asking you, “Did you attend an event on Sunday morning?” but rather “Did you live a life this week blessing your neighbors? How did that go?”
Why do Christians spend so much time thinking about church as a place to go to services? Does this have to do with focusing on their actions rather than God’s? What about you?