So often in church circles, especially "Pentecostal" ones, you'll hear phrases like this,
- We need God to pour out His anointing
- We need the Holy Spirit to move
- Our worship service needs to go to the next level
- Our church needs to go to the next level
Here's what I think needs to happen. I think people need to go to the next level. Not the "church". Let's not forget WE are the church so if the church is lacking, that can only be indicitive of our own lack. If we want the church or worship to go to the next level, then we first must go to the next level. Quit playing church and get serious about God's work; that is reaching the lost. Not maintaining what we have only. God will pour out His anointing, the Holy Spirit will move, worship will go to the next level and our church will go to the next level when WE go to the next level in God.
When we get out of our comfort zones and advance the kingdom of God like never before, God will be there like never before. I'm concerned that many I know have this fixed mentality of how church and God are and they're waiting on them to go to the next level but they do not understand that God is waiting on them....not them waiting on God!
We must come to the place where God is all we want. Nothing else. Just God. He is the most important need of my life!