Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Places carry with them an atmosphere; a level of expectation.
As church-goers go to their churches their expectations run along certain lines.
Every church is different and calls forth a different expectation.
The trouble is that our expectation automatically channels us in a certain direction.
We expect a certain type of meeting...certain music...certain message...a certain congregational response, and these things become ruts and bind us so that we never move beyond the atmosphere that surrounds us.
We are satisfied and we are stuck.
We cease to grow and we cease to advance...everything is predictable and everything is tasteless.
God calls us onward but the music of our own activities deafens us.
God is infinite and He calls us to Himself alone...to move beyond our atmosphere.
Like Moses we need to stand on the mountain and gaze upon the land which HE sets before us...a land of "far horizons,"a land where the "king in His beauty" is seen Is. 33.17
Earth and the heavens await a people who are free... a people who are able to walk in the freedom of limitless horizons...a people who in their walking will show forth the marvelous Light of a World where the God of freedom dwells.