One of the many changes I’ve witnessed in church life is how we dress for a worship service. As a child, I remember that men always wore suits and ties, and the ladies always wore dresses. I remember watching mom getting ready for church, not only looking beautiful in a long, flowing dress, but also her hair and make-up styled and applied with precision and purpose. She was truly a beautiful angel when she was finally “ready” for church.
I never put the clock to mom’s routines in “getting ready” for church, but I’d be willing to say it was a good hour. Of course, she was also juggling getting the kids (me and my brother) ready and getting breakfast ready and getting everything else ready too. When you add all that in, it was probably closer to two hours of “getting ready for church.”
Should we spend time getting ready for church? Of course! Like me, you probably think of “getting ready” in terms similar to what I’ve already described. Making an effort to prepare ourselves physically for church is a good thing, but I believe there’s something even better.
I believe we should make an even better effort to prepare ourselves spiritually for church. We know what “getting ready” looks like physically, what does it look like spiritually?
I believe that church would instantly be so much the better, would immediately begin to experience a revival and renewal like never before if we spent as much time getting our hearts and souls ready as we do our bodies. What can you do beginning this week to be spiritually prepared for church?