Adrenaline Worship

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Adrenaline Worship

I noticed several years ago that I was leaving church feeling more drained than when I walked in. It took me a while before I “connected the dots.” There is a common thing happening during many church services these days.

When you walk in the doors, and service gets started, they tend to say something which gets the crowd excited. Next, you hear a lot of loud music – the kind like you would hear at an actual rock concert. There is an excitement that arises, but it isn’t excitement about Jesus. It’s excitement about the atmosphere. I recently read a phrase that described it so well: Adrenaline Worship.

I used to be an adrenaline junkie, so I can attest that this description fits it very well. I used to work in the emergency room. I absolutely loved that job! It wasn’t until I read a book about being an adrenaline junkie that it clicked. I knew the craziness of the ER often left me with a feeling of euphoria at the end of a day. I would often get an adrenaline rush that would give me an extra burst of energy. I would then transfer that emotional high and the extra energy into a hard workout or cleaning the house. It was a wonderful feeling to get so much done at the end of a long day at work. However, it wasn’t good for me! It is hard on a body to constantly be in that state.

It is the same with adrenaline worship. It feels good. It is powerful. It appeals to our flesh. However, it’s not good for us. It will eventually leave us spiritually drained and parched because we are told to worship in spirit and in truth. First, true worship is spiritual, not fleshly. There is a world of difference between the two. Secondly, it must be in truth. Honestly, many of the lyrics in today’s “worship” are heresy, not biblical truth.

God is still looking for true worshipers who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. Can He count on you?

© 2018, Stacy R. Miller

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