Leading me to believe that I need to keep at it.
Someone came to me on Sunday, with kindness and humility, to say that they didn't feel that our church was 'worshiping'. In their opinion, people weren't connecting with the songs. This person wasn't seeing as much demonstrative worship as they thought would suit our gathering.
Their suggestion was that we returned to the way we used to do things; "Remember back when we first started and we did songs like 'Shout to the Lord'?"
I try to appropriately filter everything I hear and read, and I prayerfully processed what I heard in the moment. I wanted to receive it well, not to react personally; to listen and allow this person to be heard. However, internally, I initially dismissed the comments. After all, when is it ever good to "go back to the way we used to do things"?
But I can't let go of a nagging suspicious that God wanted me to hear something. And pay attention.
If you have comments, observances, insight or suggestions, I'm open to them. Fire away.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. - Proverbs 3.7-8