6.04.2006

Welcome

So, Welcome to my blog...again. It was out of comission for some time as a result of my hectic and (at times) overwhelming life. However, after much pressure from about 5 ...make that 3... okay, really only 2 people, I have decided to forego the incessant nagging and get back on the "blogging" wagon.

So, my husband and I tried a new church on Sunday night. (We've been non-church-attending-believers-in-Jesus for the past 3-4 months....a period of time that seemed to get away from us - like life and time so often will)

Anyhow, as my hubby and I were going through the motions of church "try-outs," I realized that I am no longer a church-appreciator....I'm a church critic. I don't look for the beauty, I look for the flaws...and man, I can find some flaws. Before, I had the ability to appreciate the idea behind a sermon. Now I just fume over the fact that the preacher provides no explicit biblical back-up for his sermon checkpoints. I used to be able to worship ANYWHERE...and I mean anywhere. Now I pay attention to the balance of the guitar's highs and lows and the mix in the overhead monitor and if the worship leader's style is "worshipper-friendly" or simply designed to showcase their range and "wanna-be-a-rockstaredness." (too harsh? or too true?)

All this to say, I want to find a church. I'm not asking for much. Solid biblically-based teaching, heart-filled worship (with or without arm-waving), and people who are honestly seeking his face....not fame or glory within a ridiculous and shameful christian sub-culture.

What do you think? Am I too far gone? Am I just arriving? or do I just need to shut-up, go to church and trust that God will take care of the rest?




4 comments:

  1. I enjoyed talking to you last night and reading all of this. I have a cd for you. It is Derek WEbb's "she must and shall go free". I myself have gone through and will probably go through again this same feeling and this cd was used by God to change my heart towards his people. I love you.

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