So, I was out yard saling today and I had this thought. You see, the way my wife and I see if we want to go is by driving by, taking a quick look, and seeing if anything is appealing. It is actually kind of shallow and we might be missing some hidden treasures, but that's just how we roll.
Music is a lot like that. I know it sounds shallow, but if a musician or band looks like they are not put together well or professional, chances are, I won't listen. If the music isn't recorded well or performed well, I will turn it off and walk away. And this is coming from someone who tries to see the good in everything!
A big problem in our churches today is that they have a mentality that things do not have to be done with excellence because it is "good enough for church." That is one of my biggest pet peeves. The way I see it is if it is going to be good enough for church, it had better be the best possible thing you can bring, because it is for God! The standard for churches should be even higher than they are for the world.
Don't let our churches be just another yard sale that people just drive by and don't even stop at. Lets make it the best it can be, not for a performance, but because God deserves our best in every area of our lives, especially in our churches!!!