But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, And the nations will not be able to endure His indignation. Jer 10:10
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. Joh 10:1-2
Oil: Synthetic and Conventional. Hair: Virgin and Silky.
These might be seemingly unrelated topics and conversations, but I'd argue there is at least some common ground. That doesn't mean you'd find a quart of motor oil along with a pack of Yaki #5 in the same shopping basket.
I'm saying both are items that come in diverse forms; one product specifically created via scientific engineering (read: "artificial," synthetic, or fake) and another that is a variation of a raw item minimally refined for usage (natural hair or real crude oil). Doesn't matter if it goes on your head or in your car, you got options.
Advancements occur all around us. And as progress is made, being able to reinterpret new information is often what sells. This concept extends all the way to the Church. But not necessarily spiritual obedience according to the Word-do your research.
A hybrid holiness mentality doesn't equate to God. Yes, we need a walk and place of worship we can continually feel AND learn from. It should move our spirit, while also providing discipline that is timeless and continues to be the foundation of our growth. The worst thing we can do is allow our walk to become a rote routine.
Prayers aren't to be treated like our email login or a song we're tired of hearing on the radio. We have to make sure we don't get so manufactured that we become predictable with our prayers-saying and doing the same things over and over and over again. Relationships need some spontaneity, including the one we have with the Lord.