Some people hate change. I’ll admit it. I’m one. I like a routine. I’m one of those who goes to the same church service every week and sits in the same pew. Very seldom do I differentiate it.
This past Sunday, our church went from two services to one. You’d have thought we started the next world war the way some people complained. The funny part, it was only for one Sunday. Next week, we go back to our regular two services.
However, some don’t like it when you interrupt their status quo. The grumblers from the late service whined about having to be to church an hour early, thus ending before what they’re used to. Apparently they were concerned about having to get out of bed or that it would mess up their lunchtime. I can’t imagine letting an hour in one day make you so miserable.
The unhappy members who come to the early service were concerned with what to do with their time while waiting for church to begin. Here’s an idea, read your Bible.
A few men who attend the first service were concerned church might interrupt a football pre-game show. Can you say priorities?
God doesn’t want us to stand still. He doesn’t want us to do the same thing every week. We should sit in a different pew, meet people we wouldn’t normally get to know. He wants us to mix things up a bit. Getting out of your comfort zone once in a while keeps you from becoming too complacent with God.
Proverbs 1:32 reads, For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,and the complacency of fools will destroy them.
The reason we went from two services to one this week was to introduce our new connection center that will be selling goodies before and after the first service. It’s a way to meet people who you might not normally get a chance to. It’s also a way for our small groups to make extra money for things needed. Sunday the kids’ ministry sold cupcakes.
I don’t know about you, but I’m willing to go to church an hour later to get a cupcake. What has become a routine in your life that might need change? How easy would it be for you to accommodate that change?