Putting excuses aside

The older I get, the less hung up about church and worship forms I get.
I grew up in a liturgically formal church. Prayers were long and scripted, and I learned about God.
Then I embraced Christ as my personal Savior in college and began attending a church with more emphasis on preaching than on liturgy, although the worship service was still pretty traditional. And I continued to grow in faith.
In most of my adult years since then, we’ve been members of churches that embrace a 50/50 split of modern music and sermon. I take notes like crazy and continue to process the ideas during the following week.
David danced, his wife Michal found that fact disgusting, and there were significant consequences for their marriage. And I think there are consequences for us when we make excuses for not worshipping God in the fellowship of other Christian believers.
At the center of all those different liturgical forms (I refuse to talk denominations, people) is the worship of God . . . that’s the most important thing to me. You can get hung up on music-too-loud, music-too-formal, dancing, flag-waving, and other personal expressions and use all that as an excuse.
And yes, I have preferences but . . .
I’m just not going there . . . I’m going to church.
Janet McHenry is an award-winning speaker and the author of 24 books, including the bestselling PrayerWalk and her newest, The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus. She would LOVE to be considered as the speaker for your next event. 
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