When God is not welcome in His house
The people are deprived
Of the strength, joy, and empowerment
That only His Spirit supplies.
It is His house, one may say,
How could He possibly be denied?
Give me a minute to explain,
And hopefully open your eyes.
When we come to worship the Almighty God
But only receive distraction,
We leave His house the same way we came,
wondering why even waste the action.
When one is in the position of escorting Him in,
But they themselves remain in the way,
It blocks the doors of the hearts and minds
From what the Spirit wants to do and say.
When praise and worship is ineffective
The job is tough for the man of God.
For he has to work hard to set the atmosphere
For all those minds just made tired, confused, and bogged.
Not only does pride and self-centeredness
Slam the door in God’s face,
But attitudes and un-thankfulness loudly proclaim
We neither need nor want His amazing Grace.
In this day of irreverence and disrespectfulness
I guess one should not be disheartened or confused
When at church we see the atmosphere made just right
For cell phones, toys, and sanctuary foods.
The fleeting attention span of adults, so easily rocked to sleep,
Sends the message to God to keep His Word
For we’ll make it off of the little we caught last week.
This is why there is disobedience
Among those who profess to be His.
We are so busy conforming to this world
We have no time to be a dutiful child of His.
When God is not welcome in His house,
He will step aside like the gentleman He is.
He will let us come in and play our games,
Sit as though entitled, and be entertained
And eventually take his divine gifts somewhere else
Where He is not profaned.