LIFE:

…Of Sowing and Sentiment, (My BAD Science on the ART of taking up/giving offering :)

We’ve ALL experienced it. A ROCKING service, the worship was PHENOMENAL, atmosphere ELECTRIC, Its REALLY shaping up to be the BEST SERVICE EVER!

THAT is, until the M.C takes the mic and makes that dreaded announcement…

“…Turn to your neighbor and say, Its TIME FOR THE OFFERING..,”

and all of a sudden ATMOSPHERIC KILLSWITCH!
…and ‘AWKWARD’ walks in to his universal theme song of…crickets, wearing nothing but a stupid smile, a Yellow Viking hat and a giant CLOCK. ( and everybody mutters under their breath….Awwwkwaaard!)

So Why does the AIR get sucked out of a room and it suddenly gets super awkward when it’s time to take up an offering?

I believe its because of my following bad science. Bear with me, and if anything, take away the sentiment and not the science of my post. (Since I’m clearly not a scientist) I mean, what scientist is busy blogging on a Saturday morning and not curing cancer?

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LIBERTY:, LIFE:

…Of SONS and Sunstoppers,

“…HIS Son, whom he hath appointed HEIR of all things,

1:4… he hath by INHERITANCE obtained a more excellent name than the Angels…” –Hebrews 1:2

SITUATION, SICKNESS, DEATH, DEMONS  and HELL don’t respond when PEOPLE call the name of Jesus.

They RESPOND when SONS and DAUGHTERS namedrop!

I can go to England and SCREAM the Queen‘s name at their Army/Police/Navy ALL day and nothing will ever happen…

But the moment I get ADOPTED by PRINCE CHARLES, who INHERITED the name…

I merely whisper my heritage, and things start movin‘ and shakin‘.

See what JESUS got by INHERITANCE, We PARTAKE of through ADOPTION,

And the confident EXPRESSION of THAT realization lived out in PRACTICAL ways , in our EVERYDAY CONTEXTS is the ESSENCE of true SONSHIP!

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LIBERTY:

…Of Dungeons and Dignity,

“Therefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that’s why she loved much,” –Jesus

( Luke 7:47)

 

“….When my HEART becomes FREE,

…and my shame is UNDONE!”.

Those are just mere words sprinkled with sentiment yet devoid of force and sang without conviction IF you’ve NEVER been bound by addiction or shackled by shame.

…but for the REST of us, who have been forgiven MUCH,

To us,

that SONG is an EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION and that simple  STATEMENT our DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE!

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