Friday, March 29, 2013
I work at a church. It's an incredible privilege to be able to give your best hours of the week to the Kingdom, and it's not a privilege I take lightly. But there's something that happens when your church is your job... it's easy to miss the point.
It's so easy to get into "Work Mode." Who do I need to talk to? What responsibilities do I need to take care of? What am I doing after I finish this? Even when I visit a different church where I have no responsibilities, it's easy to get stuck in my default (analytical/critical) state. "Why do they play that song that way? How have they set up their greeters? Why are they mixing the sound that way? Should I steal that line?"
It's easy to be in my own self-absorbed world. Sometimes God just waits for me to get over myself, like a friend waiting for me to come to the door. Sometimes I hear him knock.
But sometimes he simply breaks through. Unwilling to wait, unwilling to be the second-most important thing in my life, unwilling to let me miss Him due to my own distraction... sometimes God simply breaks through.
I hope this Easter, you can experience that, if just for a moment. May God break through your preoccupation and meet with you. May you be aware of that when it happens.
I hope your Friday was Good.