Freedom in church

April 20th, 2015

One of the things I value a lot in going to a church is freedom. I really don’t like being constrained or expected to do things in a certain way.

I like the freedom to relax and be myself. I think at times as Christians we get too wound up about things and we need to relax and just enjoy God. I think we forget sometimes that we are human beings, not human doings… we don’t have to be busy all the time.

I like to freedom to be introspective at church sometimes. I am different to many Christians. There are times when I don’t want to talk too much or hear about everyone’s week. I just want to focus on God, the time of worship, communion or the message.

I like the freedom to use my spiritual gifts without filtering if others belief in the gifts for today or not. I just want the gifts to flow so we can build each other up and be all we can be as a church. I like to feel God’s tangible presence in a service and allow God to move as He wants.

I like the freedom to wander around when I preach or pray. A friend once called me an itinerant preacher, not because I traveled around to preach, but because I never stood still behind the pulpit. The same goes for prayer. I like to stand and walk around.

I like the freedom to sit down, walk around, kneel, raise my hands or lay face down during worship. There are times when I don’t want to sing, but listen to the words and hear everyone else sing. There are other times when sing my heart out or weep during worship too.

These are some of the freedoms I like about church and going to a church meeting/service. What sort of freedoms do you like?

God Bless,
Dave

 

 
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