We never thought it could happen in just a few weeks, certainly not on a worldwide scale. But it did. Our churches had to close their doors, although temporarily, due to government regulations in response to a virus epidemic.
That brings us to a realistic and probing question. What would be left of our modern-day Christianity when all is taken away: the buildings, the meetings, the money, the power, the titles, the theology, the music, and the concerts? What would be left? We might find ourselves on our knees again, without anything. No effects, no band, no structure, no liturgy to follow. Just us, on the floor… waiting for God to speak, waiting for Him to come. After more than two thousand years of Christianity we might find ourselves bowing down again, empty-handed, with nothing but our time and lives to give Him.
Jesus prophesied that the time was coming when by the power of God’s Spirit people would worship the Father as He really is, offering Him the true worship He so desires. Have you ever wondered what true worship would be like? It begins where idolatry ends. Yes, it will take a powerful move of the Holy Spirit to have our institutionalized Christianity make the transition into relational Christianity. And yes, this process starts in the heart of every believer. Will you answer the Father’s call for a lifestyle of pure devotion?