Have you ever noticed how many different types of headphones are around? There’s the ear bud type and the over the ear kind. Then there’s choices of color, brand, quality and price. When it comes to headphones, as consumers we’re got tons of great options to choose from. In this devotion, we’re going to look at headphones and see what they can show us about going to church.
One important thing that headphones do is help you hear your music better. If I were to try to listen to my iPod without headphones, I wouldn’t have much luck. See without the headphones, I wouldn’t be able to hear anything. In the same way, the pastor of your local church helps you hear and understand the Bible better. A pastor can show you things that you might not have ever even thought about in the Bible. He or she can help you uncover and hear the word better.
Another thing headphones do is connect. Headphones have to be plugged into an iPod, phone, computer, or other device to be useful. Without being plugged in they don’t really do any good. That’s a lot like church. To be the most use out of going to church, you’ve got to get plugged in. You can do that by becoming a part of a Bible study, volunteering in the nursery, or helping out with an outreach ministry. Whatever you do, get involved. You’ll get the most out of your experience at church when you get involved in giving back and in relationships with others.
“…not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:25 (Message)
Going to church is an important part of your growth as a Christian. The local church provides you an opportunity to grow spiritually and provides a place for you to develop your gifts. Continue to plug in to your local church and watch how much you begin to grow!