Gathering together with other like minded believers should be part of our way of life. We may be lucky enough to be at the same church that we grew up in and never feel like we are called to move. How awesome is that! We may have to move because of jobs or other family responsibilities. We may be called to move because the Lord has a reason, or a season, and a particular plan in mind. Whatever the reason, the decision to change churches is never a simple or an easy one to make. We can’t or shouldn’t leave our church because we are feeling discontent. Feelings of hurt or discontent are generally a perception issue. Family problems happen even in church families. Brothers and sisters may disagree, but we are still family. We should consider and be able to recognize that the person who is in the wrong, may in fact, be us. Talking to those people who are in leadership is a good first step. We should attempt to work through any issues with diligence and truth. We should all be able to work through any issues, forgive one another and move forward in unity. We should make every effort to correct a mistake or perceived problem before walking away. The most important part of this process is listening to God’s heart. Take the time to pray and then listen closely. Make every effort to be thoughtful and careful of God’s will. If God is calling on us to make a move, and we are sure, deep down in our knowers sure, then we have our answer. Hebrews 10:23-25 NLT “Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” We gather together to help one another hold tightly to the Hope found in Jesus. We gather together to build one another up and motivate each other to do better. We gather together to encourage one another in the promises of God. We gather together to work and worship our Lord in unity. We gather together as the family of God. We gather together because God tells us that we need to gather together. God knows and teaches us that we need each other, and because God says we should. That’s why we gather.