May 20, 2016

Read Ephesians 4:17-32
Someone once asked, “What are ignorance and apathy?” to which the hearer succinctly replied, “I don’t know, and I don’t care.” As Christians we must recognize we have no excuse for either. A dear friend of mine shared that once her sons had accepted Christ, she no longer accepted the excuse that they were not aware something they were doing was not acceptable. She believed the Holy Spirit would have given them a check in their spirit that they, as His vessels, were responsible to heed. She was right. And, it applies to us all.
We no longer walk as those who do not know Christ (Gentiles), which is characterized by futility and making decisions based upon nothing more than our desires. How many times have we been guilty of thinking, “What’s the use? I can’t seem to make everyone happy, so I might as well make myself happy?” The Holy Spirit speaks – constantly. We are never without His guidance. His voice may be drowned out by the noise of our frantic pace, or completely obscured by the clutter of our minds, but it is always there. We have no excuse for ignorance. So when we fail to walk in His ways we are left admitting apathy. The reason the squeaking wheel gets the grease is because we want it to stop squeaking. We do what we want to do for any of a multitude of reasons, but it is what we want. Our desire, therefore, must become to want to follow Christ. We must care what He wants. We must care enough to clear the clutter, to stop our frenzy, and to listen.

One great way to weave worship into our daily lives is to fill it with music that helps focus our hearts on our great God.  Here is a Spotify playlist that has all the songs our worship team has led us through in the last month’s Sunday evening services to get you started. It’s updated weekly, so “follow” it to keep fresh worship music in your life.