16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind. 19 They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.

It’s not how you celebrate but who you celebrate that makes all the difference. There is no right way or wrong way to worship God. Don’t let someone else give you grief because of the way you praise our Lord. It’s not the worship service that saves us. It’s the one we worship that changes us from the inside out.

Now, don’t get me wrong. Sin is not to be a part of our worship experience and we are not to be at odds with our brothers and sisters in Christ over differences in the way we worship. There is great benefit in many different worship styles, from silent meditation to concert worthy songs of praise and everything in between.

As Matt Redman reminds us in his song, “Heart of Worship”, it’s all about You, Jesus! Jesus is the substance of our service. He is the source of our life. He is the author and perfecter of our faith. Connecting with Jesus is what we all need. Apart from Him we can do nothing. We grow as we are in relationship with Christ. “I am the vine, ye are the branches; he that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without Me ye can do nothing.” Jn 15:5.

Don’t let anyone distract you from the goal and focus of Jesus. Keep your eyes on Him. If it doesn’t point you to Him, it’s not of Him!

1 Response

  1. BigBuck

    A t-shirt should be made…”don’t let anyone distract you from the goal and focus of Jesus. ”
    I have a specific part in the body of Christ. Let me loose!
    Lord, help me to recognize the distractions. So that I may turn away and not get sucked into them.

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