by Dorette Saunders
It’s amazing how a change of perspective changes everything! Prior to the pandemic, even in the trendiest stores there was always a bevy of ladies in the fitting rooms, arms laden with must-have ensembles. Now, those cubicles are a virtual ghost town, an echo chamber where if you speak, there’s no there one to hear you.
Where have all the shoppers gone? On line perhaps, but if the truth be told, most women realize that they don’t really need any more clothes. What they have is enough. The same can apply to all the bells and whistles that we got accustomed to during worship. If we have been fortunate, much of that has been peeled away during this time of testing. And what we have left is pure, authentic worship where the heart is exposed, and flashing lights and blaring music dare not interfere.
What we have is enough…to do the work we have been called to do. Enough to offer blessings and love to those who have not yet met our Father. Enough to speak with resurrection confidence, and authority that because Jesus lives, a whole new realm of miracles are opened up to us. It is enough!
We have new marching orders to look at God in all his glory in all the everyday corners. We have the opportunity to seek and discover just how awesome God truly is. We have a new command to love despite past hurts, and fear, and shame.
If we listen closely, God reminds us that he doesn’t need the trappings, the fluff that sometimes lulls us into foolishly thinking that we can continue to worship on autopilot.
“We have everything we need to live a life that pleases God. It was all given to us by God's own power, when we learned he had invited us to share in his wonderful goodness” (2 Peter 1:3, CEV).
Look closely, the hands of time are moving at a frenetic pace as prophecy after prophecy is being fulfilled. Our time is limited to share the gospel, to tell someone that Jesus loves them, and that he cares. It seems like we won’t enough time, but truly it is enough!
PRAYER: God, help us to turn away from those things which are but a façade of true, authentic worship and look to you to fill our hearts with gratitude and our lips with praise. Remind us that what we have is enough, and as we use it, it multiplies exponentially. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.