Friday, January 24, 2020

We talk about “enjoying” a good dinner at a restaurant or an exciting football game or even a walk on the beach. When it comes to God, we may say he is our comfort and strength. We may describe a worship service as inspiring or encouraging. But how often have you said, “I enjoy having God in my life?”

We might say, “Enjoy isn’t a dignified enough term for God.” And that very well could be true. Be honest, though, don’t you really like the things you enjoy? Sure, we all do. And that is just the point, God created us to worship, reverence, respect and glorify him. But he also wants us to like him and enjoy having him be the center of our lives.

When we feel obligated to do something, like spend an evening with people we don’t much care for, we say, “I’ve got to go to this get together tonight.” On the other hand, if those people we’re going out with are close friends that we very much enjoy spending time with, we say, “I get to go out tonight with my friends.”

The man in the photo above has a “got to” relationship with God. He feels obligated possibly by peer pressure or guilt to fulfill certain religious duties. God made us with too much care and purpose for us to see him as an obligation. He created us to enjoy him and everything he is – forever.

Join us for one of our weekend worship services and start enjoying God!

Saturday evening worship: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning worship: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.