Worship leader, author, and speaker Lydia Marrow has an appeal for the church to stop giving “hype” and “dramatic services” and to learn to sit and behold Jesus.
Worship leader and Christian author
Lydia shared her observations of many in the Western church. She said, “Have you noticed how much of the church services in the Western Church are designed to keep it moving? It’s a desperate appeal to hold our attention.”
“Make it shinier. More dramatic. Smoke and mirrors. The fast pace gives us a false sense that something is happening, but hype will let you down every single time,” she continued.
Whereas learning to wait on Jesus, beholding His beauty, and sitting beside Him. “In that realm, there is glory. This is where I am transformed,” Lydia explained.
She also compared these type of church services with “eating a bag of Doritos instead of waiting for a good steak.”
Lydia said, “You get a false sense of being full, but you’re not nourished. Those are empty calories.”
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Moreover, according to her video, the true move of God in a church is measured by whether they behold Jesus or “are being preached to about yourself”?
“Because when you look at the real Holy Spirit,” she explained. “The real Holy Spirit is not capable of magnifying you, of stroking your flesh. But the real third person of the Godhead will only magnify Jesus. The message of the Holy Spirit was, is, and forever will be: ‘Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”
With that, she prayed,”Oh, God, give us the gift of an undistracted heart! Addict us to spending time with You, both privately and in public. Make Your Church a House of Prayer again, for the glory of Your great name!!”
Header Image: Lydia Marrow [@lydiasmarrow], Instagram, September 12, 2023, https://www.instagram.com/p/CxEQOlfpoM3/
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