All attempts to serve God and to serve the world too much end in bitter failure. -Spurgeon

            Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 1 Peter 1:22

            Your boat is tethered to a dock. How tight have you tied it? Is it tight enough that when the winds come it doesn’t come undone, drifting the boat away to sea? Or do you not appreciate your boat so you have intentionally left it so loose that when a slight, gentle breeze comes, it drifts off never more to return? Either way, you have lost your boat?

            I believe many Christian’s lives are, in many ways, like that boat and the dock is the church.

            Some people are so loosely tied to the church when the winds of life come, the ties to the church come untied and they begin drifting away into the world. Then there are those that do not appreciate what a privilege the church is. Their ties have been intentionally loosened so that when the slightest, gentle breeze of temptation come they drift away never to return to the church!  

             So you say, “What should I do preacher?”  Well, I am reminded what Paul told the Church at Corinth; “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58” Child of God....Get tied into church!