My friend offered me a talking centipede. I didn’t believe him but I took it home with me anyway and named him Sam.
The next day being Sunday, I asked Sam to go to church with me.
Sam didn’t answer. I tried again for the evening service. Again, no answer!
I seriously doubted my friend’s promise of a talking centipede.
I gave Sam one more chance on Wednesday.
Sam, I’m going to a prayer meeting. Want to come?
Finally, Sam answered. “I heard you the first time. I am putting on my shoes!”
When we invite a friend to church, or prayer or Bible study, they might not come the first time, but if we keep asking, eventually, they will put their shoes on and join us there.
Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25, KJV)