Sunday, September 9, 2012

That's What Counts...

Hopefully, you're feeling well, on this Lord's Day.

If you know me personally, and not just through Life with Lynnie (LwL), you'll know that I haven't been well, over the past few days.  Oh well, more about this, another time!

One thing I was grateful for was the fact that I had pre-written the posting for Blessed by a Second Chance, but had not yet posted it.  I'll have to make sure I do the same for the future, just in case.

Last night was another one of those nights when I just could not sleep.  Well, okay... I did have about an hour and a half (1 1/2 hours) of sleep. 

When it was almost time for my alarm to go off, my phone rang.  It was someone calling the wrong number.

Yup!  Good ole Murph of Murphy's Law, is still alive and well!

I got up and decided that even though I was exhausted and even though I felt like I was in a weakened state, I would go worship God.  So, I did.

This time, I won't tell you where I worshipped.

It was with a church group that I am not crazy about.  However, the last time I worshipped there, the new pastor who spoke, seemed pretty good!

Like other times, I was rather disappointed that the music was rather like today's rock and roll... the typical style of Christian music so prevalent in today's society. 

The kind where I feel like I'm attending a musical performance show, instead of worshipping.  Where everyone dances to the beat, etc.  Unfortunately, it makes me feel that those listening and joining in are showing more reverence to themselves than to God.

Okay, so I'm opinionated.

No one can argue the fact that there was 40 minutes of this, before the sermon began.  The sermon was wonderful, but it was much shorter than the music had been. 

Thankfully, the sermon was given by the same pastor as who had spoken the last time I worshipped, there.  For this, I praised God!

It seems no matter how often I tell myself to give this church group another chance, I just do not feel comfortable, so I guess it will be a while, before I go worship there, again.

The important thing is to worship.  Somewhere.  Anywhere.

After all, God told us in Hebrews 10:23-25, "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."

Yes, we need to not forsake the assembling of oursleves together; we need to gather for worship, with our fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord. 

Somewhere.  Anywhere.  Even if we don't always feel the most comfortable.  As long as the preaching/teaching is sound Biblically, it's good.  That's what counts.

Until next time...

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