“Why Aren’t We Worshipping?” – A Spoken Word by Pastor Austin
Hear the cries of the people of God…
“Why aren’t we worshipping?”
“Is the Church afraid? Have we grown lazy?”
“Why aren’t we meeting? Have we gone crazy?!”
“The Church needs to rise up and unite;
Not lay down in the middle of a fight.”
I couldn’t agree more. We need to worship!
We must stand united as the body of Christ.
The world needs the love of God now more than ever.
However, our worship has never stopped.
The pandemic was not an excuse to abandon worship.
Corporate worship may have been put on hold,
But nobody said we had to stop worshipping God.
We worship with every thought we think. With every move me make.
We praise God with every prayer we pray. With every breath we take.
We cannot gather like we used to,
But we can worship in ways we are new to.
Let’s take the time to step into the church and pray.
Let’s thank God that we can live another day.
Let’s break the routine of our religion
to build the world that God envisioned.
Let’s love others and change the world with prayer and petition.
Let’s live out a new way of worshipping and create a new tradition.
Our hearts are God’s Sanctuary
and the world is our Fellowship Hall.
Our health is not just medical; It’s mental and spiritual,
but Jesus never needed a crowd to do a miracle.
If we feel like the church is being silent,
Let’s speak up against what’s violent.
Let’s push back against injustice.
Let’s love others because God first loved us.
If you feel like the church is absent,
or our worship has grown stagnant,
change begins with you and me.
It’s up to us to make the decision
to praise God and carry out His mission.
We are never alone. God is right there.
Even when we are at home, there is power in our prayer.
Despite the trials, breakthrough is beginning.
Let’s rise up, and pray for an awakening!
Hebrews 10:23-25 (TPT)
So now we must cling tightly to the hope that lives within us, knowing that God always keeps his promises! Discover creative ways to encourage others and to motivate them toward acts of compassion, doing beautiful works as expressions of love. This is not the time to pull away and neglect meeting together, as some have formed the habit of doing, because we need each other! In fact, we should come together even more frequently, eager to encourage and urge each other onward as we anticipate that day dawning.