When I was in my first year of ministry, I walked into our District preachers meeting at the same time as Bobbie Potter, who was pastor of Munholland UMC in Old Metairie. He asked if I preach last Sunday which I did. Then he asked, "What did you ask them to commit to?" I said I didn't ask them to commit to anything. He then said, "Every time you preach, you need to ask the people to commit to something." I disagreed.
And I was wrong. I think that's the attitude in worship. We show up as we are, do the worship thing, and expect to leave undisturbed, the same person we were when we arrived. God always calls to make a greater and even deeper commitment of our lives to him when we come to worship Him.
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