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January 11th, 2009

Seeker Sensitive

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” John 4:23 (NIV)

Have you ever encountered God’s Presence in a personal and powerful way in corporate worship with other believers? Then, as you exit the worship environment someone comments to you that he or she just didn’t get anything out of that worship service. How can that be? You had a personal encounter with the Living God in corporate worship and another person in the same environment was totally oblivious to the Presence of God.

You find what you look for. When you attend a worship service to critique the environment, the music, or the preaching, you totally miss the purpose of worship. Worship is not about you. Worship is about God. God is seeking true worshipers. God is the Seeker!

God is looking for people who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. What if worship became a lifestyle for you and you became the kind of worshiper the Father seeks? Maybe this Sunday you could enter the corporate worship environment with a clear focus to be the kind of worship the Father seeks. During your worship experience, ask yourself, “Am I currently being the kind of worshiper the Father seeks?”

Let’s pray about this. Father, help us to be sensitive to You as the Seeker. Enable us to embrace worship as a lifestyle and to recognize that You are seeking true worshipers. Elevate our Seeker sensitivity. May our focus be on You and may our passion be to become the kind of worshipers that move Your heart. We love You, Lord, and desire that you become the object of our affection and devotion. We pray this in Jesus’ Name, amen.

Be Seeker sensitive!

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Sunday, January 11th, 2009 at 1:00 am
Category Seeker, Seeker Sensitive, Worship.
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October 10th, 2008

Space Invaders (5)

“For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” Ex 20:11 (NIV)

Work can become a space invader.

Do you have room in your life for rest? Of course not! You have too much to do and work is calling your name. “I owe, I owe, so off to work I go!” Work is demanding your time, energy, and attention. Work is biblical isn’t it? Doesn’t God expect you to work? Isn’t work God’s idea?

Consider the reality that the Creator of the universe established a divine guideline for both work and rest. God was not tired after the six days of creation activity. God chose to model the value of working and resting. God established a pattern for us in order to keep life in balance and to do life God’s way. God knows what we need better than we know ourselves. He is the Creator and we are His creation. God is infinite and we are finite. God is all-knowing and we are limited in our understanding. God sees the whole picture while we see only a peep as through a key hole.

When your work becomes a space invader, your life is out of balance. God does not want your work to rule your life and to dominate your energy allocation. God wants you to set aside a day each week to cease creating, forming, fashioning, meeting deadlines, and pushing yourself through the performance trap. You need a day to allow God to put you back together. That’s why God created the Sabbath day. You need a Sabbath. You need a day to allow God to re-create you. You need to transition off of the race track down pit road and allow God to change your spiritual tires, remove the debris from your spiritual windshield, and to refuel your spiritual tank. You need a weekly pit stop!

Don’t allow work to invade your Sabbath. Don’t allow work to invade your family time. Ouch! That can be a challenge. God wants you to work when you are at work and be fully present when you are at home. God wants you to guard a day each week for His restorative work in you. Create space for God to put you back together!

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Friday, October 10th, 2008 at 1:01 am
Category Family, Jesus, Salvation, Seeker, Stewardship, Trust, Understanding.
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April 5th, 2008

The Frustrated Life (4)

“‘Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.’”  John 4:23-24 (NIV)

In His interaction with the woman at the well, Jesus confronted the reality of her relational choices. She shifted the focus of their conversation from her personal life to the subject of religion. She expressed her views on worship. Her theology of worship centered on the place of worship rather than the purpose of worship.

Jesus defined true worshipers as those who worship the Father in spirit and truth. Religion is not sufficient to develop a person into a true worshipper. In fact, just as a flu shot will give you just enough of the flu to keep you from getting the real thing, religion can inoculate you from developing a vibrant love relationship with God. Religion, ritual, and routine are not adequate. Without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a person cannot become a true worshipper of the living God.

Are you the kind of worshipper the Father seeks? Do you worship in spirit and in truth? Do you go to church to worship or do you go to church worshipping?  

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Saturday, April 5th, 2008 at 1:00 am
Category Frustration, Personal Preference, Seeker, Worship.
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