Do you struggle with worshipping in a contemporary church setting? If you don’t know the song, it can be a challenge to go with the flow. You’re just hoping that no one notices you. It’s how I operated when I attended Pentecostal churches, twenty years ago. Contemporary music is especially challenging; especially if you don’t know the song.
If this is you then I’d like to offer some suggestions to help you. Nearly twenty years ago, I was introduced to a fun little tune and it stayed with me. The song is called “I Don’t Know What You Came To Do.” How can this old gospel song help? The song has a catchy tune and a subtle message that I will unpack for you.
Let’s face it. Everyone struggles with frustrations, of one type or another type. If you don’t have frustrations then I must ask a question. Do you have a pulse? Are you alive? for one, give thanks to God for the frustrations encountered in my writing endeavors. How so? Am I claiming that God is the source of my frustrations? No, I am not saying that and I challenge you to read and find out what I do mean.
Are you easily offended? Are you easily triggered? Earlier today, I talked with some friends about the tearing down of old statues. In our case, the conversation was quite civil and friendly. Sadly, this is not the case for everyone.
Do my friends and I have identical opinions? No, we are each unique individuals and each person has his own views. I’m glad of it; as I don’t have all the answers. Only Jesus can make such a claim. Would you like to learn, “How not to be triggered by every other words or action?”
This morning, I read a prayer posted to my timeline. My friend mentioned a protest march scheduled to occur on November 4. If you are like me then it may be the first time that you have heard of it. What’s going on? Why am I writing about it, on this blog site?
For one, I would like to offer my thoughts and suggestions for praying against whatever nasty violence planned for that day. I am talking about praying against the negativity being put forth by both sides. We don’t need to live in fear of what may happen on November 4.
Have you ever heard of ‘The 5 Love Language”? The Five Love Language was developed by Dr. Gary Chapman. In his book, “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts”, Dr Chapman describes five ways we communicate love or receive it. The key is to communicate love in the other person’s love language and not your own. For this article, I would like to share with you on how these languages can help overcome negativity in your life or the lives of others.