impromptu question post… for my church friends 🙂
If you go to the church where I was raised and have spent most of my years, you’ll know that strong singing has always been a significant feature of our gatherings and our worship. I’d say it has even gotten stronger and deeper in recent years as our minds have been renewed through good biblical teaching about worship. But… and here’s my ‘throw it out there question’…
We sing…good. We clap our hands…sometimes. We raise our hands…rarely. We shout… (mostly at sports events). We dance…?
“grinding halt”, warning lights and sirens are beginning to sound, “Danger Danger Will Robinson!!”
Just curious if and why our worship forms seem a little… hmmm, selective maybe? (btw, not looking to stir up trouble here, but it may be that this illustrates how much our personal and corporate preferences can set our thinking and practices and not even be biblical or God-glorifying…because they’re rooted in our ‘self’.
I’m also not suggesting that my church should instruct everyone to get up and dance. There are not enough ambulances in the surrounding areas to handle all the heart attack and stroke victims that might result. 🙂
Its just an impromptu question to point me/us to consider how much ‘self’ shows up in our ‘daily christian living’.
If you feel a need to blame someone, let’s blame Jeremy Riddle. He provoked this thought in my mind today. 😉