I don’t feel like it today! How often have we let that phrase rule our choices and behavior? Feeling like it is a dangerous way to make decisions. I don’t think that I have heard that phrase uttered when someone is facing a life-saving surgery. I have never heard that phrase used when being offered $1M.
When it comes to gathering for worship, however, I don’t feel like it today! is an often used phrase. You see, it’s not that we don’t want to go to church, it’s just that there will be people there we may not want to see or feelings we may not want to feel. There is a reason, however, God’s people are to gather for worship: Scripture commands it. We need it whether we feel like it or not.
Check out this article by Joe Thorn: http://ftc.co/resource-library/blog-entries/when-your-heart-isnt-in-it