Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Getting Ready For Church

The above video was ment to portray this message, "Things aren't always what they seem...even on Sunday morning. This video is a humorous way to help your audience make sure their perspective isn't getting in the way of their relationships, and that no one has it all together... including the family in front of you."

After thinking about the video, I received a whole new revelation about it. Going to church is a time to rejoice and celebrate in the Lord. It is a time to share about God's goodness and partake in fellowship. Many times we forget that we come to church to see Him. Instead, we like this family are so concentrated on our appearance. We have to make sure our hair is just right, our clothes a great sight, and our shoes put on tight. Church becomes a fashion runway. No longer is it important to seek God, but now it's about seeking compliments from others. No longer is it important to praise God with all your heart because you might just mess up your hair jumping. No longer is it important to listen to His message because your too busy looking at others and what they wear, do, and how they act.

You may not be this person who is so into how they look, but there are more than one ways to fall into being religious and irreverent in the house of God. Being irreverent can be defined as (Adjective- Showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously. Synonyms- disrespectful - flippant - impious) When we care too much about what ourselves and not how our hearts appear before the almighty, we are being irreverent. If we let our minds wander throughout the service we are being irreverent. If we don't care about how we stand spiritually before God and hide behind a "Blessed in the Lord", we are exercising a flippant attitude and are being irreverent. 

I encourage you to be transperent before the Lord. Allow Him to minister those areas in your life that you know you are struggling with. Those areas He knows you are struggling with. 

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Psalm 51:17

Strive not to care so much on your appearance. You should care more how you stand before God.

The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9

I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.
 2 Timothy 2:9-11

God is so patient with us. How he can put up with our foolishness, irreverence, pride and our sinful nature is a true evidence of His love for us. Let us strive to go to church with an expectancy that He will do great things. Let us go with the sole purpose to seek Him. Let us go to church with our problems and come back changed! 

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"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer."
(Psalm 19:14)