A young lady was asked recently if she removed her nose ring when she “sang before the Lord” because she is on her church’s worship team. This person replied “no”. When I was told this, I said we are always “before the Lord”.
Think about that for a minute! We are always in the presence of the Lord. This means that he sees everything we do (even if we think our sin might be a lesser sin because we didn’t do it in a church building). He knows our thoughts and motives. I could go on and on.
If you have a relationship with Jesus Christ, the Bible says the Holy Spirit is in you. That means you are ALWAYS in the presence of the Lord. When you and I violate His commands, we grieve Him (Ephesians 4:30). So what do we do about that?
This is intended to heighten our awareness that everything we do is in the presence of God, so we should step it up. I’ve heard people say, “I can’t believe you did that AT CHURCH!” Isn’t something wrong no matter where you are?
With this in mind, our desire should be to always enjoy His presence. The best way to enjoy His presence is by striving to please Him in all you say, think, and do. When you live with a clear conscience and a clean heart, you can enjoy God to the fullest.
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A very simple and clear truth. Why do we think otherwise? Only a religious spirit does. Or something like that. Ugh. Thanks for this!
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And because the Holy Spirit is within us, we are always standing on holy ground!
Everything we do is indeed in His presence however at church we are also in the presence of our brothers and sisters. There is something peculiarly holy when we worship together. In respect of that short hour or two it is as to the Lord that we do need to be careful of how we impact others. Blessings and thanks for sharing
Isn’t this the truth. So often us Christians alienate some with an attitude that suggest we are more pure in His presence then someone else. God loves the sinner but hates the sin. We ALL fall short. You cap it off wonderfully “…striving to please Him…”
Are you saying that wearing a nose ring is a sin…especially in church?
Absolutely not! The minister I referenced in the post implied that.