Archive for April 21st, 2010
Sometimes cool stuff just comes along and falls in your lap and brings you a smile. More than just buyin’ time with a little rhyme, this verbal riff strikes the chord of truth and left me smiling while being convicted at the same time!
Worship gets forced fitted into a narrow slot on Sunday morning. It makes it feel like our spiritual lives can be managed and our worship can be segmented into small time slots. Deep inside us, however, we know that this is not true. In fact, part of us cries out that this is crazy and lazy and selfish. But, we fuss and worry about that that narrow slot. We fight about it and what goes in it and how long it needs to last and how it should make us feel and how we are to participate.
But if all of life is worship — and Romans 12:1-2 says that it is, then what we do in the gathering of Jesus’ followers together on Sunday is to prepare us for a week of worship in the real world. Since Jesus defined a sense of his powerful presence where two or three are gathered together and live in accountable relationships with genuine confession and forgiveness, then worship invades offices, schools (no matter what any government says), hospitals, homes, ballparks, and parking lots with flashes of worship, moments of prayer, and exclamations of praise.
So why are you here? Why do you feel a kinship with another believer in a place where faith is foreign? Because there is a call to worship that resonates in your soul with another. The Holy Spirit inside you calls out to you to join your melody with the harmony of others who know and love Jesus.
While the following video is targeted for a gathering of believers on Sunday morning, I want to challenge us to hear it as a call to worship where we live, work, commute, play, spectate, learn, read, have coffee … I want to challenge us, the 2 or 3 of us that feel a spiritual kinship in whatever place God has placed us, to know that this is why we are here!