I was reading through the internet today some stuff on worship that a friend suggested, and it was some really cool insight. But as I read I was a little sad. It was all about the conflict in many churches about styles of worship and there is a part of me that was hoping that was over. There is a part of me that keeps thinking, wasn’t this a 90’s fight? Can we really still be arguing over this stuff? But it never seems to go away. Maybe one day we will finally move past an argument of worship style and move to an argument of are we really worshiping.
If we could find authentic worship maybe we could find Christians who put God first, not their church first. Maybe we could finally reach out to our friends with the love of Christ. Maybe we could stop being afraid of failing as pastors and actually charge after God where he is leading us. Maybe we could stop hording our little lives like they were of value and loose our lives to gain God’s big and amazing life. Maybe we could find that we are free from the law and from guilt and since we are free we can choose to serve others. Maybe we could, all of us, reach out and help those people around us no matter if they look like us or believe like us, and then maybe when people outside of our Christian ghetto hear the name of Jesus they won’t think, "Sounds like a nice guy, until you meet his friends."
I would settle for just one of those maybe’s to be true in my life.