Is it family?
One simple way to serve is to attend church. We are to be faithful in that attendance. Faithful means dependable, trustworthy, and to be counted on. Faithful in church attendance is being at every service, when possible. Not just being there to serve – but faithful in listening to the preaching. Our service can overshadow sometimes the necessity of hearing God’s Word preached. We can serve in every area offered…and miss every opportunity to hear God’s Word.
Our job is not to entertain our children. Our job is to educate our children. Sunday nights have been a great opportunity to teach my four and six year old how to sit quietly and listen. I bring fruit snacks and coloring books to help.
Our job is to care for our family, but one day a week to find help is not wrong. If there are others in the family who are not allowing you to have a break – even on Sunday mornings, something needs to be discussed.
I agree that families need time to spend time together, but it can be done on a different day of the week. If your schedule is so busy that Sundays are the only family day you can have – you are too busy.
There will be times (after having a baby….a prolonged illness…etc) that will prevent us from going for a little while. When those times turn into months…and years…we have a problem.
What is first in your heart?