Thursday, 2 May 2019

Turned off and tuned out

Whenever the Bible is read or heard, it is an opportunity for the one seeking God, to encounter or meet with Him. It is an opportunity for Him to speak to them and for them to hear what He has to say. Which is why the Scriptures are read in Church services. And, provided that we are open - that is asking, seeking and knocking (Luke 11:9-10) - then for those who ask it will be given to them; to those who seek and they will find; and to those who knock the door will be opened to them. “For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened”.

Of course the opposite is true and if you go to Church and not ask, seek or knock, then you are hardly going to hear God or meet with Him. And what applies to the Scriptures, applies to all the service. God is there to be worshipped, and encountered. If we go expecting to give nothing or to receive anything, we will always be disappointed, and worse still, bored! 

When a person is bored they are either not interested in the subject or are not committed to getting to grips with it. Either way if that is applied to worship and someone is bored, one has to wonder why the person is in Church in the first place?

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