Thursday, October 13, 2016

Danger Will Robinson, Danger!

Warning...this blog post might make you think, or get mad, or set you free. Feel free to comment!


  1. We are told in the regular circumstances of life that we should not listen to our feelings. A very popular preacher teaches this quite often. Feelings are fleeting and we shouldn't allow them to direct how we respond. Why are we equating how we feel in a worship service to the touch of God? Pushing and pressing for more and if we walk away not feeling what we think we should have there's defeat and we wake up the next morning and do it all over again. Who decided what's the right feeling? Today's teaching is thought provoking.

  2. Thanks for your thoughtful and honest comments. When the focus is on our feelings, actions, efforts, or anything else that depends on us, the real meaning of worship is obscured. When we worship God we are celebrating who God is and remembering His promises to us in Christ. We are focusing on God, His holiness, our sin, and God's gracious gift of salvation. Worship is our response to who God is and what He has done. When we subvert that and make God the one responding to who I am and what I do, then worship becomes another work that I must do, rather than a celebration of the One who said, "It is finished!"

    It is true that we should worship God with our whole being, including our heart, mind, will, body and emotions. But it is also true that when we are thinking about the quantity or quality of our worship, we are focused on ourselves and not on God. I try to keep my focus in worship on Christ and allow my response to flow out of my faith in His promises and my gratitude for His gifts...and laugh at myself whenever I get in the way. To the praise of His glorious grace!