December 2, 2019
The Churchgoer's Chant
Every time you darken the door of your
church for worship and Bible teaching,
pause. As you enter, meditate on and
repeat this mantra:
Ready to Do
If unwilling to confess this, I suggest
you stay home. Why?
If I only want to tepidly participate in
praise and worship, be entertained by
excellent biblical exposition, and be
stirred by exciting preaching, but I'm
not interested in extensive inward and
outward changes in my life or ready to
let go of my life goals to seek and do
God's will for my life, whatever it may
cost and wherever it may take me, I have
no real business in the house of God.
just playing at religion, not pursuing
the Redeemer. I'm still living by my
will not God's Word. I'm interested in
Jesus facts but not a Jesus encounter.
I'm fascinated with Him, but at a
distance, and not really interested in
letting Him get up close and personal.
I'll draw near Him when I feel I need
His supernatural assistance or comfort
but I'm not ready to let Him draw near,
come in, and cleanse and use my bodily
temple as He pleases. Worship and learn
weekly, sure! Change and do His will
daily, I don't think so!
But if spoken from the heart, the above
mantra will help us remember the primary
purpose of our gathering together unto
Him. Our religious "services" will cease
and be replaced by transformative
encounters with the heavenly Potter,
Blacksmith, and Refiner of silver and
gold. We will arrive at church in one
condition and leave in another -
divinely taught, corrected, altered,
made more like Christ. And there is
When God hears the churchgoer's chant on
our lips, it will get His attention and
win His favor. He is searching the world
over for believers who seek to be not
only fully informed but also fully
transformed - students of His Word who
are becoming samples of His way. They
will receive His gifts, power, and call
to service in these last days.
Now is the time to consider this and
make the right decision. Why? Jesus is
coming soon for a body of believers and
churches who are "ready" to not only
worship and learn but also to change and
do His will.
Why not say with me now, in His hearing,
Worship, Ready to Learn, Ready to Change, Ready
to do Your Will!"