We have all heard the term authentic used. In many different contexts its been used, abused, and danced around like using it was the answer. The church has used it most recently… and I agree with the way most churches are using it.
The church should be an authentic expression of what God is like… we are to be the hands and feet of the ONE who changed the world, offering life through HIS death.
And yet, all too often WE as the church are not very authentic.
Each Sunday we do the same old thing, and fail the authenticity test. I’m just as guilty of offering God the same thing, week in and week out! The same thing that is nothing but REAL!
Last night a few of us went to see a Charlie Hall and Josh Rosenthal do some songs to God… and it was a truly authentic time of worship, admiration, and acknowledgment of Who God IS! It was authentic not because of the church who hosted, or the lights they used, or the songs we sung!
It was authentic because last night we offered something fresh and new to Jesus… what my heart cried out last night was different from other nights… my offering was authentic and real instead of going through the emotions and offering nothing but fake junk : )
That’s my challenge to you! Offer something fresh new and authentic to God today! Let something fresh come out of your heart and cry out to HIM through it!
Authentic is the real deal, it’s raw and fresh… so today be raw and fresh before OUR GOD!