Sweaty Sundays

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.

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19 thoughts on “Sweaty Sundays

  1. At my age you work up a sweat just getting to your seat at church! I love to hear about churches with high energy worship for God. Everything good comes out of hard work.

  2. Before the aniversary it was “This may sound lame, but to me, this is a sign of love. Real love. Sacrificing love. Married kind of love.” Now it’s “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…I feel like a damp, smelly puppy-dog.” Ain’t love grand!

  3. one day, in heaven, we’re going to be able to worship God like mad and not sweat a drop because sweating is all about toxins. toxins are bad and we all know bad things aren’t in heaven. armpit stain-free!!!

  4. Tam – Come on girl – Denver is beautiful this time of year!

    Shelly – thank you, now I can’t wait to go to heaven even more. You always know just what to say…

  5. That’s a very good point. Kind of messy but that’s what it’s all about!!

    My busy life is going good. I’m getting my groove back. 🙂

  6. I know!! I see you on there all of the time….

    Now the world will know all about my sweaty pits. Of all the blog posts that get put on the home page, this one had to make it. I guess all press is good press????

  7. I am on my worship team at my church and believe me, I know what it is like to have to holy spirit just POUR everything into you during worship. I sometimes feel like I’m suddenly in a sauna, sweat dripping and just white hot all over. As uncomfortable as it is afterwards, the worship is always the best when the spirit moves like that.

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