Which Is Holier?

Which Is Holier?

By James Campbell

50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. 51 And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.

Matthew 27:50-51

Which Is Holier?

Singing a worship song or singing a lullaby?

Eating communion or eating at Waffle House?

Visiting a Christian Conference Center or visiting Walmart?

Church buildings or diaper changes?

The answer is-YES.  We like to compartmentalize and try to segregate the sacred and the secular, but the truth is that Jesus went to a great deal of pain in order to tear the veil between the two.  Scripture is clear in 1 Corinthians 10:31 that “Whether we eat or drink or whatever we do”, we are to do it ALL for God’s glory.  Lullabies, eating at Waffle House, going to Walmart, or changing a diaper can all be acts of worship if done as unto the Lord!

We get caught up in the notion that we go to church to worship; but, for the believer, every act has the potential to be an act of worship.  We are commanded to worship in everything we do. The person preaching is to be no more and no less worshipping than the postal worker, the doctor, the stay-at-home mom, the person looking for work, or the custodian.

Jesus died to bridge the gap between the sacred and the earthly, to reach out into a dead world and to redeem what is viewed by some as “secular” through giving it new life in Him!  He died to tear down that veil and we have no business trying to duct tape it back together as believers.

We like to keep God in tidy little boxes. My prayer for each of us today and my hope for us is that we will BLOW UP THE BOX!!! Jesus is Lord of all and in all!  Let’s celebrate the ordinary because in reality there is no such thing as the ordinary-only extraordinary things we’ve begun taking for granted. Celebrate the “ordinary”, worship God in the “ordinary”, and let’s give God the glory!

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I am a sinner saved by the grace of an amazing Savior! Nothing that follows would have been possible without His love intervening in my life. I have a beautiful wife, daughter and son. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with children, teens and families for about eighteen years. I currently manage a residential substance abuse treatment facility for adolescent males.

Since failing ninth grade in my BC years, I have been blessed with the opportunity to earn a bachelors in Psychology, a masters in Leadership and Management, am pursuing a second masters in counseling, and am currently certified as an addictions counselor II.

I enjoy teaching as an adjunct professor at a local college. Just over a year ago God opened the door for me to start a non-profit called Family Excellence, Inc. and an LLC called Family Excellence Institute. Both emphasize dreaming greater dreams for the future, strengthening families, and connecting generations through a legacy of faith.

Please check out the non-profit at www.familyexcellence.net and the LLC on Facebook at Family Excellence Institute, LLC.

James also serves with Connection Fellowship www.connectionfellowship.org

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World Prayr has chosen to be different, starting with teaching others that the pilgrimage all those who have been brought near to God are on is not one about our focusing on what we are doing, or focusing on our sin or anything we are not doing, but focusing on what Christ did in order for us to know transforming grace. We refer to this message as the gospel of grace. We then live this out as a ministry by serving others through counseling, prayer, and sound biblical teachings.

We also differ from most ministries in another key area, working to live out the message of Philippians 2:4 by aggressively promoting other ministries and churches. As a mission team, World Prayr is working to serve those who are disconnected to reconnect them, one soul at a time, to local bodies of believers.

We refer to our team as an “Ohana” made up of many nationalities spread across the globe and within the Protestant faith.

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