Sunday, August 24, 2008

Refresh - Refreshing!


This morning our second assembly at church took on a different look. This assembly is geared to those ages 18 - 35 and WOW! I only have one "complaint." It didn't last long enough...and I had been at church since 7:15 this morning!

Sharing the Lord's supper face to face with others, the music and time of lifting up God in all his glory and the stories told were just, well, refreshing, renewing, rejuvenating and ...right.

The assembly seemed to speak to so many this morning. Why? Because Jesus was being lifted up and God was being glorified. I'm not saying that that doesn't happen at other times. Of course it does. But sometimes we just get so caught up in "the way we do church" that we don't (rather I don't) worship the living, breathing God. I "do" church, but sometimes my heart isn't there.

I'm thankful for the ones who participated in the planning and most importantly, the praying, for Refresh. I'm thankful to our shepherds who saw the benefit in offering worship in a way that would speak to those who need to be spoken to differently. Check out Conexus. Vann has a post coming up that says it quite eloquently.

We have to let the message of God speak...not traditions. Refresh can become a tradition, too. The message of God is fresh. It's all about Jesus. Praise be to GOD!

Refreshed,
Lila

3 comments:

Troy M. Stirman said...

Eager to hear all about it! Yay! for a fresh word from our never-stale Lord.

Troy M. Stirman said...

Ohh -- bummer, this is Sarah, but still with that handsome-devil of a cowboy pic...

not-so-deep Denise said...

Sounds like you had a "Reboot" We had alot of fun w/those words this weekend....

Now, what if you're over 35?