Wednesday, July 30, 2014

No Tie July

My husband is a very conservative guy.  I have teased him about only wearing black, brown or blue so much he went out and has bought several wild golf shirts to wear. Well,,, I gave him a huge challenge.  I challenged him to not wear a tie for the month of July.  You may say that is no big deal but for Tim it is because you see he likes to wear ties. (Yes I married an old man. He has been old since he was 20) We are blessed with a great church no one really cares what you wear as long as you aren't showing things you shouldn't, if you know what I mean.  Anyway, it has been a unique adventure this past month.  I told him he even looked a little younger without the tie.  I don't know that he received many comments from church members.

Yesterday I asked Tim if he was going to continue the no tie idea into August the hottest month of the year.  He just shrugged and said," I don't know I like wearing ties."  Boy have times changed.  I remember the day that some ladies informed me that it wasn't proper for the pastors wife to go without panty hose in the summer. I also know that the pastor wasn't suppose to mow his yard in his shorts. People use to look down on you if you didn't dress up and now they look down on you if you do.

We can add this to the list of Satan distractions.
1. Traditional music vs. Contemporary music
2. Sunday night church vs. No Sunday night church
3. New King James vs. King James
4. Dress up vs. Casual

When are we ever going to learn that all of these are just a way to get us off track of our true mission. We are to be a group of believers that come together and worship God not each other.  We are there to walk beside each other in good and bad times.  We are there to hear the word that God has given our pastor. (And sometimes they are hard words to hear). We are there to show the lost world our Savior. I don't believe God cares what kind of singing your doing as long as you are praising him.  I don't think God cares if you get together on Sunday night as long as you are supporting each other through the week.  I don't think God cares if you read the New King James or the Old as long as you are reading the word.  And I don't think God cares what you have on as long as it brings Him the glory and not yourself.

 Hmmmmmm I wonder what church would look like if we had a little traditional with a dab of contemporary. There could be a speck of casual with a dollop of formal. I might even see a little bit of old with the new. (I know I just got creative with my words) My main thought for the week is that we don't let the distraction get in the way of bringing glory to our wonderful Savior.

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31



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