like burning embers
the daylight flickers and fades
calming the night sky
This is where “church” is for me-
anywhere there is an open sky and and a grand view of nature…
For many years, church was a place I went to spend time with God and to be filled up. Church service was the only place I sang Christian songs, and the only time I earnestly prayed for much of my life. I was a Sunday Christian.
Now I am overjoyed to be used by Him- to be serving Him and leading worship every week. It’s an awesome thing that now I “get to” serve and help lead others to worship and be “fed” after all those years of being a “consumer” of church…
but after a Sunday Service, I am often left feeling empty and completely drained.
So when I need to “recharge”, I spend time in nature… this is “going to church” for me now.
Last Sunday evening I jumped into the car and found a perfect spot to worship. I turned the radio up loud and sang as the colors glowed in the sky. I felt a peace come over me, and every care I had faded away with the daylight.
And the intimate evening sunset “worship” service was spectacular 🙂
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our
“God is a consuming fire.”
His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.