Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Cor 3:16
In Africa and especially Cameroon (my great Fatherland); Growing up oops! I played church. Myself and kid brother will go to church where we were sure it will close soonest so we could be back home to eat or play. You know what they say “being a child and being into childish way”. It was a fun thing for me; can you relate with that?
Coming of age, I experienced a love that knew no wrong. It just brings you to a place that it’s not about men and expectations, it’s about a love that you can’t help but be true to despite falling and falling and yet waking at mercies feet.
I discovered from moving from church to church which we have lots in Cameroon, (I didn’t move to many per say but visited other churches; we are body, so these have different names (parts); somehow it was like a vague repetition; so much copy and paste, so much do’s and don’ts. It’s like you are torn between which to follow, what to wear or not wear and how they represent the church that we are not the building that we attend service in.
The focus turned to the building and impressing other or making an impression, it moved from being a temple where the Almighty can dwell, move and have being in; to impact others lives to taking care of the floors, walls, and designs (oh nothing is wrong in making the physical good even as the real temple is in top form)” What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 1 Cor 6:19”
Saying on Sunday you want revival and on Monday can’t even find your bible? Playing church!
Having a form of religion and denying the Power thereof? Playing church!
Have you being playing church? It’s time to be a church