Do you go for church services with any expectation in your heart? Your expectation determines what comes to you. It says how prepared you are for a service.
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off – Proverbs 24:14 (KJV, emphasis mine). You can visit Long Island church that is fun and inviting.
I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected. Then the LORD answered me and said: "Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it" – Habakkuk 2:1-2 (NKJV).
Many people go to church without knowing why they go to church. Some people go to church as a routine, "there is service between this time and this time, and the pastor will expect us to be there." Most of the time, this is the case for many people. So, they go to church empty and return empty, no changes in their lives.
Church service is a time of fellowship with God and with the brethren. It is a time to speak to God and also hear what God has to say to you. It is a time to be serviced so that you will be in a top shape representing God wherever you may find yourself.
However, the level to which you are serviced depends on the expectation you have in your heart for the service. The expectation of your heart determines your take away package in a church service?
The expectation you have determines how open and sensitive you are to receive from God. It determines the knowledge of wisdom that enters your soul and the rewards that come to you as a result of it. Your expectation shall not be cut off.