|One of several piano solo books I have...|
I've seen so many people "drift". I myself have been tempted to "drift"! (How's that for a confession from a pastor's wife?!)
A very interesting dialogue resulted from my initial post. Here's a part of it.
Friend: What if the church steps away from YOU?
Me: Then shame on it!
Friend: When they took my solos away because I was divorced I walked away...
Me: That sounds very painful.
Friend: It was...
People CAN hurt us -- intentionally and not. The church family is made up of imperfect people, and sadly, there are endless stories of people who, like my friend, have experienced pain from the hands of "church people". I'm not going to make excuses for "church people". (Neither do I want to give myself an excuse to "drift".)
People CAN and DO take away our "solos", but we don't have to give them our "songs"! So let's DON'T "drift",,,because "The temptation to drift away from a church family is predictably the first step to poor choices, stupid sins, and needless pain."
I will remember my song in the night; I will meditate with my heart,
And my spirit ponders (Psalm 77:6)