This is going to be short and sweet….
I hate it when I go to a church and they say, “stand up to receive your blessings.” I am more of a passive worshipper and prefer to kind of sit and meditate on what’s happening. If the spirit moves me, I clap, stand up or do whatever but I don’t think God is somewhere saying, “LaKesha didn’t stand up on Sunday at 11:29am when Rev. Soandso commanded so I’m holding back her blessings for today.” I believe that we all have our own worship styles and I would really appreciate it if worship leaders would respect that.
I concede that there are times during the service when it is appropriate to stand up, sit down, walk around or whatever but I don’t believe doing these things is a condition of me receiving the blessings God has in store for me. I mean, seriously, what if someone killed their mother then came to church and stood up cause Rev. Soandso said so while I was out feeding the hungry prior to service. Under this line of thinking, Billy Killer is going to get blessed while I… what? What is supposedly going to be my punishment for sitting down?
Just needed to get that off my chest. Have a blessed day!