How to find peace, beauty in church

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We live in a world where people are distracted, lonely, tired, and worried. We all wanted a place where we could have peace and appreciate the beauty of life.

The church is expected to be the venue where people could feel at ease. 

In reality, some tend to find more pain and distractions instead of finding peace and appreciating its beauty.

Before we discover the peace we long for, we need to understand the church.

Church is People

Others think the term “church” is where we go every Sunday. Most of us thought the church was the building.

In the Old Testament, God instructed the Israelites to build and maintain the Temple, God’s home. 

It is easy for us to think that our church buildings are the contemporary version of the temple.

The church is not the modern version of God’s temple because the church is You. 

2 Corinthians 6:16 says that those who received Jesus Christ become the temple of the living God.

The church refers to all who believe in and accept Jesus Christ; it is more than just a building.

It pertains to all Christians with differences in background, culture, and personality.

Moreover, the church is all people who have different struggles and healings to cure. 

We cannot expect perfection in the church because we all need healing from a perfect God.

Ways to Find Peace, Beauty in Church

You cannot expect people to give you the peace you are longing for and to see the church’s beauty.

Because we, as a church, are all distracted with our past, trials, and weaknesses. 

The church is not perfect that is why there will always have issues.

So, how can we find peace and beauty in the imperfect church?

Here are some ways to help you find ease and appreciate the beauty of gathering God’s people

Focus on Perfect God, Not Imperfect People

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We can be toxic person while others are becoming a distraction to us.

It takes time for us to realize and accept that we all have issues.

We cannot expect perfection in the church since we are all imperfect human beings thirsty and longing for God’s healing.

While we are in the process of healing, we cannot avoid hurting and offending others.

However, we have to focus on our perfect healer, God. He is the God of compassion and grace.

When we fix our eyes on Him, we will try to be compassionate and graceful to other people.

Focusing on how Jesus healed our brokenness, sustained us, and delivered us from all our troubles, we can find the peace that we long for, even with imperfect people like you.

Imagine being in the hospital with a lot of sick people. All of you are focused on how the doctor would cure your disease— focus on the perfect healer.

Celebrate Diversity

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So many things could divide God’s people, such as colors, races, beliefs, cultures, characteristics, gender, etc.

Yet, we have to remember that in Christ, we are united. He is the Head, and we are His body. 

1 Corinthians 12: 13 says that we are all baptized by one Spirit into one body regardless of our nationalities and status.

All of us are all given the one Spirit to drink. 

However, we could avoid complaining amidst our differences. One may complain that they do more work than the others.

We could also complain about the attitude or behaviors of others. 

These factors are all distractions from satan to destroy God’s purpose of uniting His people with differences. 

There is beauty in diversity, so instead of complaining, we have to celebrate that the church is a magnificent tapestry of the work of our amazing Creator. 

We must celebrate and understand that our unity as a church emphasizes God’s grace through Jesus Christ. 

View Church as Jesus Sees It

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Jesus Christ wants the church to experience how beautiful, wonderful, powerful, and faithful God is.

He sees the church as a unified community and the act of the Father’s love and redemption. 

If we see the church the way Jesus wants us to, then problems and conflicts will not distract us.

We can still peacefully continue our journey toward experiencing more of God’s presence.

If you view the church through conflict, hurt, and disappointments, then it hinders you from seeing its beauty.

The church is not just about you. Jesus intended the church for all those who are hurt and need healing.

You may see people who are challenging to handle, but Jesus could see them with special needs to cure. 

If we see the church the way Jesus sees it, we will help Him and act as His hands and feet to those in need. 

We will not think we are better than others but will remain humble.

While you continue your journey, God is in the process of healing you.

Along the way, you could also help and encourage others as they take their spiritual journey.

Nothing is more fulfilling than acting like Jesus to those in need.

Do Your Part in Church

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Sometimes we cannot appreciate the beauty of God’s vision and purpose because we do not participate in His mission. 

Acts 2:42 defines the internal role of the church where people devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to be passionate about the breaking of bread and prayers.

Receiving Jesus as your Lord and Savior is the beginning of your incredible journey with Him.

You became the temple of God, and in His Church, there are various parts, just like our body.

He is the Head, our High Priest, and we are His followers, the body of the church.

As part of the body of Christ, we need to work together to expand God’s kingdom. Nothing is more beautiful than becoming a part of the most extraordinary mission of God.

Once we understood our church purpose, we could focus on our role. 

It gives us peace when we know we are doing our part.

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Jepryll Torremoro

I am God's daughter who wanted to proclaim His goodness through writing. I believe that I am called to write for His glory. I am a Pastor's wife and has been serving in the ministry since I was young. As a writer, I want to share how God sustains me in my motherhood and in my marriage. Also, I want to discover more about Jesus and how I could be more like Him. Writing has become a platform for me to strengthen my faith and at the same time share it to others. It is my passion to serve God through maximizing my gift in writing.