This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
Rachel posts about a visit to a church service. Here's a sample of what the speaker said, followed by her reaction:
"If you want to touch this world for God you must place your stake in the local church. Some people say, ahh but I worship God at the golf course. Yeah right!!!!!" "We need enlargement — people need a facility to come to be healed, filled, love. We need to make room for God, maybe this means enlarging the carpark so more people can come. We believe that God pays his bills. God will only fill what we make room for him. When the increase comes, this will be a place where people can be healed and filled with the things of God. When was the last time you prayed the 'Prayer of Jabez'? When we are enlarged, we will see God's blessings." I didn't know any of the songs and my heart didn't feel like singing… maybe I've got too cynical, because it all sounded so hyped. I'm like a fish out of water.. I'm getting weary on this journey where I don't fit in but I want somewhere where I can. I really don't think I'm asking for much: just a few people to totally share the journey with, without all the unnecessary rubbish.
I like that: "just a few people to totally share the journey with, without all the unnecessary rubbish."