February 13, 2012

True Love - by T. L. Wiens

There are many reality shows these days that try to “help” people find their mate. Amazing destinations with dream dates with many partners and everything sensual in nature is the new way to find love. And how many ride away with their true love?

The church isn’t much different. Seeker friendly music and messages that teach little about truth seem to dominate the North American church scene. Many people bounce from church to church looking for the next big moment in their spiritual journey. And how many find a true relationship with Jesus Christ?

In Matthew 7:2, Jesus says, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” And in John 15:10, Jesus says, If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Our “True” love, Jesus Christ, won’t be found in any church. We have to develop that relationship within ourselves to bring it to the church. Then “worship” won’t be about the music we like or the message that makes us feel good but about praising God.


  1. A personal relationship with God is definitely at the heart of worship. Too often we are willing to settle for "broken cisterns" (referred to in Jeremiah). Thanks for the reminder, Tammy.

  2. the method of delivery mat have changed, but the actual 'package' is still the same.

  3. true Tammy! I agree with you that we need to develop a relationship with the Lord instead of expecting the church to do it all. Good point!


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