Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's hard to be a spectator

The other day in our staff meeting we discussed about how over the years we have heard the comment...I just don't get anything out of the service.   We talked about it for a couple minutes.  We talked about there are so many Sundays that you have to be without a pulse or asleep not to get fired up for God.
But when it comes down to it you only get out of it what you put into it.  Let's face it many people come to church and that is the only God they get all week.  That is the only time they stop and pray.  That is the only time the open their Bibles.  That is the only time they read from scripture.  That is the only time they take time for God.  

I don't if its just me and growing up in the church and working in the church for years.  But I just don't see how people can say they don't get anything out of it.  I have heard many a bad sermon and have heard Open the Eyes a zillion times.  But I know that if I don't put myself to the side I will get nothing out it.  I have had amazing times of worship with bad preaching and bad music.  Why?  Because its not about the pastor or the worship band.  Its about opening up and allowing God in.  Its about saying thank you to God.   Its about an encounter that cannot be described.  For me, its hard to sit back and not let God move.

"God doesn't want something from us. He simply wants us." -CSLewis

Take the time the next time you go to worship, to give yourself to God and see what happens...

1 comment:

  1. So true, my friend. Worship is about us giving to God. The blessings come from that. I find "pew fillers" frustrating too...