So this morning was a challenge…Rough start due to major back pain and gathering up the kiddos. We prayed in the van to be free from distraction and worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth…
Music was strong…drawing us closer to His throne room. We as a church have been progressing through a certain area of scripture and it has been a great time of correction. comfort, and conviction.
The only problem is I have a hard time with the people around me. I know I am selfish. Self centered and not very GRACE giving. Young man behind me blowing bubbles and popping his gum, people sleeping and talking and today was a new one…..a girl braided her hair and checked her look in her I-pad….What is wrong with me.. Why can’t I just worship and give GRACE? We are all at a different part of our journey with Christ.
How nice would it be if everyone would just mind their manners in weekend worship? So thinks our old self.
Let’s admit it. We’re tough on others, easy on ourselves. We assume others should give us the benefit of the doubt—which is the very thing we don’t give to others.
We love to blame our neighbor, or the worship leader, for our inability to engage in corporate worship. But the deeper problem usually belongs to the one who is distracted. Few things are more hypocritical than showing up to a worship gathering of the Friend of Sinners and bellyaching that other sinners showed up too.