Every Sunday, I take much care and time to get myself ready for church. I pick out my clothes the night before, I wash – dry – and style my hair, I put on clinical stregth deodorant, and I meticulously do my makeup.
Mark and I always have to be at the church before 8 am so I consider it a great sacrifice to get myself primped up for church.
Every Sunday, without fail, I worship so hard during practice that I sweat. Not just a little bit, but I sweat to the point of my makeup running, my hair soaking and my armpits staining. It’s quite unattractive and uncomfortable for me. Then, when it’s time for service, I feel like a damp, smelly puppy-dog.
Every Sunday, I think of a quote from my pastor from Roswell, NM – Pastor Jon Ogle:
You should come to church looking like heaven and leave looking like hell
Meaning – WORSHIP YOUR FACE OFF. Worship from your gut. Your outer appearance means nothing to God (even on stage). Let the tears pour and the sweat drip from your brow.