Reading Your Mind

“Oh no, it’s probably going to be raining when we get out of church today.”

“If he prays any longer, I think I’ll to go to sleep.”

“Why are we singing THAT song? Why can’t we sing what I like.”

“I can’t believe she wore that to church.”

Do you “attend” worship or do you “engage” in worship? At our recent revival meetings Dr. Terry Bostick had everyone laughing at ourselves as he portrayed people’s thoughts while attending church.

In Luke 10:38-42, Martha had the Son of God in her house, but she was distracted with many things in the kitchen. Martha was “large and in charge.” Mary, her sister, was sitting at the feet of Jesus soaking in every word Jesus had to say. She was engaged!

When you attend a worship service, are you just showing-up or do you really “engage” in worship? Are you secretly wishing you were the manager of the universe and could make things happen your way? Or are you truly worshiping The Manager of the universe?

Here are some ways for you to sit at the feet of Jesus and be engaged with Him: prayer, personal Bible study, involvement in small group Bible study, and worship.

Jesus conversed with the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4:4-26. She brought up the fact that some worshipped at the temple in Jerusalem and some at the temple on Mt. Gerizim. But Jesus said that we must worship “in spirit and in truth.” In other words, worship is not about “showing up” at a place but about your heart.

God is indeed a mind-reader. He knows every thought we have. He understands the intent of our hearts.

At a “worship service” are you just “showing up” or are you also truly “engaged” with Jesus as if you were sitting at his feet? Or are you busily distracted with other thoughts while sitting in a church’s building? Or are you truly engaged in the adoration and praise of Almighty God?

For whatever was written was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Romans 15:4 ESV

Our Father, You are worth our full attention. Forgive us for being distracted. We now desire to love you with all our heart, mind, soul, and body.

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Pastor Denny

Pastor, Husband, Father, PawPa

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