The House Church Blog. In six short points he sums up what he has been learning about “church.” The first one struck me the hardest:
1. Relax. This is not a performance-oriented event. In our past church-life we gauged the value of our gatherings by how “good” the church-event was. We have grown past that. Our church-life, now, is about being the church everyday, living a 24/7 lifestyle, and about being part of a community of people whom we love and share life with. We don’t look to the gathering to be the “big event” that will make up for our own lack of relationship with God. So, we can relax and enjoy whatever God does in our midst.
In our performance based society, it is refreshing to remember that God’s love for us is not based on what we do, but on who He is. I have been reading in second Isaiah lately with his heavy indictment of the idols and idol makers. One thing comes through very clearly: God is; the idols and the ones who make them are but a breath, at best.