Tonight I was in a church that sang the words "I'll reach my holy hands to heaven to touch you" (or something along those lines,) and not a single person raised their hands to heaven. Why would you sing a song about raising your hands and not raise your hands? Don't sing the words if you're not going to follow them out. That's why I don't like songs that are "me" based (usually) because they are hollow. Not for the person who wrote them, but for the congregation who is singing them. I feel like people playing in the worship bands are hollow, I feel like the people listening are hollow. I feel like it's an obligation now, not the desire of our hearts. I feel like Sunday is this routine day we go through every week to check it off our list.
"Today I went to church in the morning and pretended to listen to a sermon. Tonight I'll go and pretend to worship."
I'm so sick of it. Today I was in a church where the congregation was singing but no one was raising their hands (except for all the bapticostal guests there). I'm willing to bet that every single one of those kids would raise their hands at a good concert (if they are even allowed to go to concerts -gasp-) and yet they can't raise their hands in church even though the scripture specifically says to.
1 Timothy 2:8 "I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;"
My blog isn't even about raising hands in worship. It's about church feeling so hollow that it makes me almost dread going there. I'm really looking forward to the beginning of Enamored.
I'm just so bored with church and I'm hoping that there will be life again.