Adam’s Devotional- February 1-7, 2018

From Adam

Interesting statistic:  There are more church’s per capita in Tennessee than anywhere else in the world.  Whether or not you know what a capita is, that’s a whole lot of churches.  “Church shopping” is a common practice in Nashville. We hear these spiritual shoppers say, “I just don’t get anything out of their service.” It makes sense to find a faith community that is right for you. However, when we shop for a faith community,  it changes from being a community to being a commodity. We move from being a congregant into a consumer, and worship becomes a product.  Worship is not a product. It is not something we are supposed to consume and get something out of. Instead, it’s an offering of ourselves to God.  We practice offering ourselves to God because God offers all of God’s Self to us. In what ways have you looked at worship in general, or at your faith in particular, as something to be consumed? How are you offering yourself to God instead of just expecting God to offer a Divine Product to you?  How could a new understanding of worship change the way you participate in the worshipping community?
God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

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