Sunday is right around the corner. Many of you will most likely be attending a worship service by either live-stream or in person. Let me encourage you with the following words as you enter your time of worship…I’m not saying to set discernment aside, but sometimes we replace the word judgment with discernment so we don’t seem so legalistic to ourselves or others. Anyway, let’s not allow any distractions (getting concerned about how others look, talk, sing…stop the comparison contest). Resist trying to find anything and or everything wrong with the service, with the pastor, with the worship leader, etc. Some people live to just nitpick the church and then report to others their findings…that’s not a building up mentality, rather, that’s a miserable tearing down / state of mind to live in. Be content with and focus on this…what is the Holy Spirit attempting to speak to me about today? What I always tell others, even as a coach or athlete…take the good and leave the bad. Look for something good. Mull over it. Ask the Holy Spirit how you can begin applying it to your life. Take action once that’s revealed to you. And then look forward to worshiping in God’s house once again the following Sunday, etc. Hope this helps make your worship service a little more enjoyable for you and your family this weekend and in the months to come.
Practicing His Presence,
Song: Revolutionary by Josh Wilson
Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, a pastor, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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