A spiritual seeker appears at the backof the church.
A leader with a vast fortune on earth.
Outrageous earthly sucess
A once passionate Christ centered believer
Who courageouly and creatively led.
A problem solver,
Came to the church because accomplishments were not enough.
A perceptive soul who loved those they led.
A wounded soul who led with
Brillance, Courage, Creativity,Humor, Vision,
Always planning ahead,
And always sought divine help to lead
From their Father in Heaven who never decieves.
A wounded soul who sought solace
From their parents earthly web of shame.
And from silent, painful heart wounds that bled.
Afraid to get too close for fear of being hurt.
Fearful of greedy people who sought friendship
Just for the gold they have on this earth.
Unable to make close connections due to role expectations
And the too harsh rules of professionalism
That oftentimes makes the leader so unhealthily
Needy of wise counsel
Surrounded by ungodly counsel from yes men
Whose hearts were far from Christ, the Word of God
And the throne room of grace waiting to be reached by a bold and confident prayer.
Yes men who obsessed about
So exhausted at work being surrounded by earhtly
Needy of Christ,
Needy of a discipler,
Needy of fellowship,
Needy of Christ centered friends.
This leader came to church to be led.
Spiritually exhausted and soul deprivied
This leader came to church to be reenerized.
And so the lonely, wounded, exhauted leader
Enters the MEGA CHURCH.
And this is what they found.
Like everything in their career world,
Everything is big.
Big church programs.
Big church budget.
Big church buildings,
Big church board meetings,
Big church plans,
And big church egos.
And so they entered into yet another power land!!
The world's theology of psychology,
The world's music,
The world's standards,
The world's boundaries,
No one truly connected.
No one truly cared.
The world's humanism-look out for number one than attend to those who live in neediness and despair.
The world's condemnation-Failure in others lives means they are not being blessed by God or that they did not properly plan.
Everything was relevant.
Everthings looked so cool.
There was no black or white.
Cheap grace was preached.
You can sin.
God paid the price,
Live your life.
The preacher preached
And a legalistic righteous externalism that brought
A coldness, deadness, lightless atmosphere of contrived joy and delight.
Heretical teachings that spiritually maimed
And thwarted the growth of hearts and souls
Who hungered for truth, hope, victory and the
heart/soul/mind healing found only in Christ, the Cross, and the Word of God.
A cool pabumatic, relevant Christian society
Lulled to sleep in their pews
By a lifeless, passionless, swordless, non-transforming false gospel.
No one connected.
No accountability there.
No one knew to miss you.
No one even knew you were there.
And if you want fellowship and growth
Join a small group,
A explorer group,
A connecting group,
An accountabiity group,
A recovery group,
A service group,
A seniors group,
A married group,
A divorce group,
A financial planning group.
There was such an elaborate maze
Of organizational structuring to connect
That it felt too complicated,
To find an authentic non-game playing impassioned
Christ and Word centered beliver who truly cares.
Which church am I?
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