Jan
15
2008

flag.jpgThe other day we were in a meeting here at the YWAM campus and they had a time of singing and prayer. One of the things that I noticed was the banners that people were waving. I have been around enough to know that there are some denominations who use banners as a part of their worship service. They wave them, they parade with them, etc. The reason, as far as I can tell comes from bible, from verses like Psalm 15:5 where it say’s “We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.” Now I understand that, but I wonder what those banners are for today? For me, it doesn’t look like purple and metallic green flags,  it may look like           mary.jpgtree2.jpgbackpiece.jpgIn my journal today I wrote about this. I was thinking that the banner we fly is like a flag. Our flag represents our citizenship. We want to show people where our citizenship lies, so we put a flag outside out house, or we wear one on our backpack. How could this be represented as Christians, citizens of heaven? I think it could be that our banners are our skills, like a dance, or a painting, or a song or spoken word. Maybe it could be a tattoo that symbolizes who we are and what we stand for. We need to move with the culture, and the culture is not longer moved by purple and yellow flags. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand that there are some people who love that, and that is important to them and so they should continue to worship in this manner, but for those of us who feel that there is more, or a different banner why aren’t we flying it?I find myself frustrated a lot in these times, but not doing anything but being frustrated and angry, which doesn’t do any good for anyone, especially me. Anyway, I am continually trying to figure stuff out and not let it bring me or others down. I want to walk in such a way that I am growing and worshiping and hopefully giving others the freedom to do the same.

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3 comments so far on “Banner it up.

  1. Trevor says:

    I know what you mean about the frustrated and angry thing. It is difficult to move past that, to a productive, meaningful and positive action…I’m with you.

  2. jamin says:

    I remember when the only tattoo’s you could get were of an anchor (left forearm), rose (breast) or a half-naked woman (right forearm). Tattoo’s have come a long way since I got my first one at age 9.

  3. Clayre says:

    Hey Phil! I really like the perspective you give in this blog. I got here from your facebook page….I hope you don’t mind but I intend on becoming a regular visiter here. Thanks for the insight and the thought provoking topics!

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