A recent read has been A.W. Tozer’s Reclaiming Christianity. The book was compiled after the author’s death, but reads as if he wrote it in 2010. The depth of perception Tozer had to call out the wiles of the modern church is accurate and piercing.
What stood out to me today was his reference to the modern church’s need for what he calls “gadgets.” He says that we have turned worship into something that happens down the hall, or from a projector booth, and that we have become as the Catholic priest who needs beads and oil to operate. He asserts that if we can’t worship with nothing other than a Bible in our hands and at our beck, then we don’t truly know how to worship. This call out prompts me to ask myself if I am truly a worshipper–how often do I sit alone, with scripture or none, and lift my heart with adoration to the Lord?
If we, as Christians, say we walk in His presence daily, then shouldn’t my Spirit know that to be true more fully? Shouldn’t my driving be effected by it? Shouldn’t my love for the stranger be apparent from moment to moment? Shouldn’t I desire to draw away into silence and quietly meet with my Lord? Am I really content to wait until the next Sunday program to worship my creator? Shouldn’t it all be quite simpler than it is?
My thought today is: aim to find a moment to worship God today.