Well it sure has been a while since my last post. Life has got quite busy and there is so much to do. For the next week and a half my family is enjoying a nice vacation in
! It has been a while since we have been here as a family. California
Today is Sunday and we went to church, which was totally awesome! The sermon was on what following Christ looks like and the joy that comes from it. It was incredible.
So much has been on my mind and heart lately, I will only write about one today(seeing as its Sunday and its about Church). Maybe one of these days I’ll sit down and write everything else out, but all in good time.
Sundays are such a great day! The one day we have set aside to go worship God(Who by the way is the God of the Universe, Creator of all things, Giver of Life, Our Father) with our brothers and sisters in Christ! Can you PLEASE tell me why we cut it short and shove in into our little box of time? Its quite frustrating and annoying. Some churches boast that they get their congregation in and out with in an hour. Ummmm HELLO no this is NOT how it should be. Yes I understand some people do have to work and Sunday is the day to throw up your feet and relax but I think we are starting to give in to our cultures “hurry up” ideals. We have small groups and bible studies but honestly those are only a side thing. Corporate worship is such a beautiful time to be together, be open with one another, worship God in a Heavenly setting(really it is a literal taste of Heaven here on earth). One thing that got me thinking about this was last Sunday at my church. We had some guys come from Teen Challenge and they did our service for us. Because of our schedule only two guys got to share their testimonies and worship time was cut. Even with the cut we went into “over time”. Every Sunday we put our time and God into a box and want to be blessed. We are being blessed…but in a box. Just imagine having a Sunday that our preachers just feel the passion to keep preaching and preach until they are done. Or for our worship service we end up singing for an hour. I know it’s good to have an order of service and have limits or whatever. But honestly let this one day be open to whatever God has for us. We are taking this day so for granted and its not safe. Let the Spirit lead our worship not our little box. If you’re worried it will take away from your day or if this idea somehow makes you uncomfortable….check your priorities please. What would it look like if this is what we carried over into eternity “Oh sorry God, I have one hour to learn about you right now…then I’m going to go out and do something else”. If spending time with God, corporately or even other wise, seems more like a chore and a thing that has to be done…please let this be a red flag to you. We are not meant for this world but for the next. Everything we do should reflect that. Don’t get caught up and the hurriedness of this era…it will burn you out and really kill your spirit. Many times we fall into the idea that any time we spend with Christians is “churchy” and adds to our growth…yes it does. But there is NOTHING like doing it as one in church during a set time of worship. We are all single people but united in Christ. Let us be open with one another, don’t hide behind our false-faces and go worship that way. By holding up our masks we use up all the energy we could be using to be open before God and each other.
That feels like enough for now, but I think there may be fore to this later. Please leave some comments and let me know your thoughts.
We are in this world but not of it. Lets not get caught up in it.