By Pastor Pat Giraldin |  November 17, 2017

I can’t say it’s true, but I think that this holiday season, shopping advertising is starting sooner than before, and they are going all out, right? Part of the reason seems to be that online shopping is taking the place of brick and mortar retail shopping. Seriously, why bother spending the time to get in your car, use your gas, fight traffic, find parking, fight crowds and lines, not to mention the possibility of not finding what you are looking for if you don’t have to.
Online shopping is the bomb! You can get what you want, at a reasonable price, and have it delivered to your doorstep by that day or the next for like free, and if you want, they will even wrap it! How crazy is this!!! Online shopping is like being connected directly to the store you want to shop at, immediately without the wait. Prayer is the same connection to God: immediate and unrestricted access - how cool is that?
Prayer is our online connection to God, but it is not church. Church is where we go to celebrate with others how God is working in our lives and encourage others to depend on Him more as well. Praying together is also a way we can be connected as the church - because, after all is said and done, staying together takes praying together!
You online with God yet? Get it?!

In His grip,
Pastor Pat