(a little paraphrase I wrote for a talk the other day…)
Mumble to God my favourite Hillsong (or Hymn from Ancient and Modern, if you like.)
Enjoy the catchy melody and sing words about God.
Sing the words about Jesus and the stuff he did in the bible.
Sing out in the safety of the church.
Sing with everyone else who likes being a Christian.
God is the best, at least I think so (certainly when everything is going well for me! Especially now I have a foot on the property ladder.)
He is number one in my life (today.)
Perhaps there are a few other top priorities in my life.
But it is all about balance. Fitting God neatly into my lifestyle.
Talk about God, with the other Christians.
Talk about God with other people like me.
Talk about God with people who see it like I do
Give my leftover time to God.
Give my spare cash because I don’t smoke or drink too much.
Sing to God in the jolly nice church. Thank God the heating is working again.
Somebody should let the unsaved know about God.
God will fiercely send people to hell (I think).
So we can be happy because it won’t be us.
He made the whole world perfect. I might be messing it up but that’s ok, we’ll get a new one.
I like sunsets.
I like trees in autumn. They are pretty.
Nature is really nice. But I don’t like wasps much.
Lookout, here comes God. I like it when he does good stuff for me but I am less sure how to cope when bad stuff happens.