When many people find church boring, they endure it. I’ve always wanted to open it up to Spirit-led excitement. If God’s not doing exciting things inside of you, Christianity will be boring.
Anointed insights that God gives to the heart, are much more powerful than any theological reasoning of the human mind. Pouring your heart out to the living God, is much more life-changing than filling your mind with theological concepts! Loads of lectures about Jesus can never replace living encounters with Him! Yet, somehow church got the idea that the prescription for the world’s woes is to weekly gather religious people for another sermon.
Humans have a need to worship something or someone. That need can only be fully met by the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. Spirit-prompted worship that is released to flow from deep within, is like taking a wonderful shower from the inside out. If you truly, “Behold the Lamb of God,” “in spirit and truth,” worship will well up from within you.
Worship is active interaction with and adoration of the living God. Thanking God is good, but worship goes way beyond what God has done for you and is overwhelmed by who He is in Himself!
When I focus on Jesus in worship, invisible floodgates open up within me and indescribable glory gushes out of my soul. The glorious reality of the eternal, living Jesus, cannot be exaggerated!
Jesus said the Father is seeking people who will worship “in spirit & in truth” — freely from the heart and with total honesty. Worship and church attendance aren’t the same thing. They can be done separately. They can also be done together.
Christians can meet and passively take a seat, or we could meet to actively listen to the living Jesus and repeat what He tells us. Wanted: Jesus alive and allowed to be in direct control of His body when we gather in His name. Just because He’s invisible, is a poor reason to ignore the risen Jesus. The living, resurrected Jesus is calling you. Accept no substitutes.
There’s no BFF like a deep, daily, ever-growing, heart-to-heart connection with the risen Jesus. Perhaps the benediction comes too quickly in church. After a sermon, we need to all stick around and practice together what we’ve been taught.
Biblical Christianity and hate can’t mix! “If someone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar.” (1 John 4:20) It’s hard to look confident and happy while living in a straightjacket of insecurities.
A sermon is like a talk about Hawaii. It’s good but it can’t compare with being there. Check out my book: The Joy Of Early Christianity. Search for it on Amazon. Thank you.