A New Dynamic

5 Jul

Are you stuck in a rut?

Sometimes we get stuck and don’t even realize it.  In fact, it becomes part of us, a comfortable part of us to which we become accustomed.  And in our “path of least resistance” mentality, we fight any change that threatens to pull us out of it.

Sometimes I wonder if we, as the church, are stuck in a rut.  Of our own invention.  We tend to formulize our worship and our behaviors about God.  That, friends, is a scary place to be.  I don’t want to be there anymore!!

I wonder about this:  If we started a new dynamic at Ebenezer, a new way of thinking about worship, how would people respond?  Some would be angered by even READING this statement, assuming I am bringing in dancers to stand by the pulpit or that I will start preaching in shorts and t-shirts.  And when we assume …. well, you know the rest.

No, I hope and pray a new dynamic will start in our hearts!!  I preached two Sundays ago about worship, citing the conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman.  Jesus Himself said that true worship is not about a LOCATION, but is done in SPIRIT and in TRUTH.  True worship comes from the HEART.

Perhaps this “new dynamic” I’ve been thinking and praying about is not so new … but it is SO NEEDED TODAY.  I wonder how long it will take all of us to GET IT??

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