For the past several years now, I have really worked at not using the word "just" in my church vocabulary.
Here's what I mean - someone says, "let's just praise the Lord" (remember that song)....as if we don't have anything else to do...well, guess we might as well praise the Lord.
Or, "let's just begin to pray right now"...as if all other recourses have been tried...we might as well go to God.
"Let's just gather together". "Let's just pray together". "Let's just share a testimony."
Let me give you an exaggerated example (by just a little bit) of "stuffChristianslike.com"
Here is how we use the word "just" in prayer:
"Lord, we just pray you will just hear us tonight. We just lift up our hands to you and just pray that you will just send your love down to us in ways we just can't understand. Take us just as we are, Lord. Just, just, just, just."
Maybe we need to just take that word out of our church vocabulary.
Just a thought for a Wednesday.