chime in: questions from you (3)

>> March 19, 2009

Earlier this week heartreflections asked:

How do you worship as a pastor's wife? Can we always be vulnerable?

So chime in, have you felt limitations on the way you worship because of your role as a pastor's wife?

In what situations have you felt free to be vulnerable? Can we ever be truly vulnerable?


Anonymous,  March 19, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

We have to be authentic. If we aren't we can't expect our people to be. Our worship is our expression to God. During the good and the bad, we need to be the example that it is to the throne you run.

dpm March 19, 2009 at 7:56 PM  

good point, but some church cultures don't "allow" you to get your praise on, so to say. the way you want to worship could become a distraction to others... is it still okay to be authentic?

Lily March 19, 2009 at 10:36 PM  

LOL @ get your praise on....

I admit that in all the busyness of Sunday morning, between trying to make sure all four of my children are well behaved and have clean underwear on, getting myself ready, trying to make the morning go smoothly for Spouse, leading worship at early service, then teaching Sunday School, and then leading worship at the 11:00--it's very difficult not to be completely distracted. At times it can be very difficult for me to get into worship-mode. It's actually something I have to intentionally do, and really prayer is the only way I accomplish that.

Anonymous,  March 20, 2009 at 4:53 PM  

I guess that I am blessed because our church is okay with us being authentic. Given there are Sundays where Satan is attacking and my husband and I are not on the same page. Those days the last thing I want to do is even go into the service. But I think those are the days I NEED to go into the service.
I have really been convicted over the last year about sitting up front so that I can't see anyone else and how they worship. But so that I can only focus on how I am worshiping God. If no one else is raising their hands, who cares. If I feel that I need to be at the throne, then I need to be at the throne.

GODWOTTERY:: March 20, 2009 at 5:26 PM  
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GODWOTTERY:: March 20, 2009 at 5:28 PM  

I'll admit, sometimes I just don't feel like being at church - especially for two services in a row, with study time in between them. but I do usually sit near the front, for several reasons: it's less distracting, i can focus on the service, if i need to communicate with my PH i'm in eye-contact-distance, and I was raised sitting up front so it just feels natural.

i guess i'm one of those who culturally don't really "get my praise on"... LOL, at least not in a public or charismatic kind of way. but i still truly love the power of good music and powerful speaking to bring me into the presence of God. i choose to just forget that i'm anybody different in the crowd and think of myself as a Christian woman, a daughter of God who is there to worship.

our churches haven't been the type to make me feel insecure about worshipping during the service. if there's a place where i'm nervous about being vulnerable - its about trying to keep our private life private, and staying out of the ubiquitous church politics. :)

heartreflections March 21, 2009 at 12:27 AM  

Does anyone ever go to a different church to be "no one" and enjoy the experience?

cherryt7 March 21, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

Yes! To answer the above question. My hubby is new to our church and we've taken the worship team around to four different churches for four weeks in a row to experience worship in different atmospheres... it was a very rewarding experience. I was born, raised, and serve in a SBC church and we're more reserved in our worship, not always right, but we are... Saturday nights are so important for a good Sunday morning and being able to worship... I have to do everything possible to get ready include ironing (grrr...), laying out clothes, etc. Otherwise, Satan creeps in and steal on morning... big time.

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