This homeless church lady has been wandering around looking for a church home. The quest thus far as stranded me in the land of disillusionment. It’s gone beyond disappointment into hopelessness.
Young pastors prancing around the stage covered in tattoos wearing sneakers and skinny jeans. The “worship team” singing over and over songs that have no rhythm or rhyme and lyrics that say nothing. Singing songs no one has ever heard. The band is so loud ear protection is provided.
The worship leaders get caught up in a loop singing the same song until the people grow weary, sit down, pull out their cell phones, or get up and leave. Count me in the group that gets up and leaves.
We wonder why millions of believers in America are sitting home watching “church” on TV that makes sense to them. These people find fellowship in home groups where real people share real needs. They have conversations that matter and experience the love and power of God.
I look at the state of the Western Church and wonder how on earth can God pour out a move of the Spirit in the middle of these ridiculous situations.
Some of the apostles and prophets are great teachers, but they wouldn’t speak to you if their life depended on it. Other pastors are so important they have bodyguards to keep their people away from them. It appears many of them want to prance around teaching and prophesying—if they even know what that is—and run out the back door and head to lunch.
The “old guard,” which I count myself in, can sniff out the fake, false, and ridiculous. Many of us came into the Kingdom during the Jesus Revolution of the 1960’s and early 70’s. We know what real revival looks like. Real worship, real falling on our faces before God.
The church nonsense today makes most of us crazy. Most of the old guard I know are doing TV church and they have thrown in the towel and said, “I am done.” Done with “wanna be” worship that makes their sensitive spirits cringe, prancing pastors, and pontificating prophets.
Oh God forgive us for being such a stench in Your nostrils.
Would real Church leadership please stand up?