“For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form…” Colossians 2:9
We as humans tend to over-complicate things, our friendships, our beliefs and even our families from time to time. When it comes to Church and our worship, we have to have all of the right elements put into place…the right songs need to be sung, the format – comfortable, and we place our “hallelujahs” and “amens” all in the right places…have we made our worship overly complicated? Are our experiences with God overly complicated? Do we make it something it was never intended to be? What about authenticity and candid moments with the Father? Do these take place in our utterances to Him?
I believe we have this big picture idea about God sometimes that leaves God this great big idea out there…but very seldom do we realize that He comes directly to us in our minuscule lives and wants to just hang out. He longs to connect in ways we have never anticipated or believed to be possible. Why is that? Why do we believe in this mighty God and yet, at times, fall short of believe He desires real, authentic relationship with us?
I will tell you why – because there a moments, even large spans of time where we believe the lie that Satan tells us. What is that lie you ask? – That we aren’t good enough. That we don’t really belong. That no matter what that preacher or friend might say, He would never spend time with me, because of all of the sins and bad things I have done in my life…yet we asked for forgiveness…yet we accepted Christ into our lives…but still…why do we keep buying this lie?
Because we do not feel worthy enough?
Because we do not think a great BIG God would ever come down to our teeny tiny level?
Because we still struggle with temptation…and we still stumble and fall?
So we over complicate it…our relationship with God.
We try to fill in the gaps with complicated worship and ornate speech and follow a strict pattern of obligations…but it’s complicated…
God doesn’t do complicated.
He doesn’t beat around the bush (sorry Moses).
He doesn’t need ritual or motions of worship for us to be accepted as His children.
He simply says to us,”Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matt 11:28)
All He wants from us is our fellowship.
He desires to be included.
He longs for connection…for things uncomplicated.
So let’s uncomplicate things…
Let His presence remove the insecurities and the lies.
This great BIG God will be there in our small spaces of life.
And He breathes peace into our lives
Something more to ponder today.
Peace be with you!