TMTP – Day 5

Posted on 01.05.2013

The following post is Day 5 of 18, in the series Take Me To A Place – in 18 Days:

Sometimes I find myself wanting to say to my Christian brothers and sisters like Paul (in so many words) told the Colossian Christians: Get real. During Paul’s time these people performed rituals and ceremonies involving the worship of angels and other entities. The people thought their worship activity was an important part of being righteous.

We, as Christians, can get caught up in the rules, regulations and traditions of worship or church doctrine. We can become critical of each other if we do not agree. We fight over whether Thursday, Friday or Saturday or Sunday is the correct day for worship. We can even fight over whether hymns are better than the praise songs written in the sixties and seventies. We can also fight over whether it is proper to wear shorts or long pants to worship services. We fight with each other, mistreat each other and put on a façade.

Unfortunately, we can fight and be critical about any unimportant issue when it comes to how we walk out a life of worship. The first mistake in all of this is that we think worship is what we do when we go to church services. It is not. Worship is what we do everyday with a sincere heart focused on serving God in everything we do. Worship is done in truth. It is real, honest and sincere.

The most important element is that we worship Christ—the One and Only, the Anointed One. Our ceremonies and traditions are not what is important. Colossians 2:17 reflects this: “These are a shadow of the things to come; the reality, however is found in Christ.”

When I enter into that place as I worship Christ—I experience real.