Isaiah 29:13 AMP
And the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth and honor Me with their lips but remove their hearts and minds far from Me, and their fear and reverence for Me are a commandment of men that is learned by repetition [without any thought as to the meaning]
Why do you do what you do when it comes to God? Or even when it comes to your family, friends, spouse, and even yourself?
Is most of what you do or partake in because of something you learned and did because the person in front of you or on the television said was the right thing to do? Did you run it by God to see if He even likes that?
Think about the cliché phrases we use in church. “Praises go up, blessings come down”. We sit around quoting it like it’s the Word and it isn’t! But we keep quoting it in our sermons because the preacher before us did.
What we say and do has become the norm in our churches and our lives… but only because we’ve been told it was the right thing to do AND because its what has always been done.
Within my generation, I hope to break down some of the religious repetition in our churches that brings NO FRUIT to the body of Christ. It’s time that we stopped the foolishness in the church. Its not saving anyone nor is it bringing any of our peers in our generation to Christ. Let’s stop being churchy for 5min to discuss the condition of our souls and our churches. We are the ones who have to carry the church on after our pastors and leaders die or retire. We honor and respect them for all they did, but we’re being called to go HIGHER!
God is calling us higher! He wants to do MORE in our lifetime. More experiences, more miracles, signs, and wonders. Let’s break the cycle and move into the NEWNESS of God!
Psalm 40:3 AMP
And He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and fear (revere and worship) and put their trust and confident reliance in the Lord. [Ps. 5:11.]