When it comes to organizational leadership, I’m a pretty big nerd. I love hearing how a coach runs a team or how a CEO leads a Fortune 500 company. Hearing the details of their day-to-day operation and decision making begins to show the culture behind the product. The details reveal how seriously the organization takes their mission and how much they value what they do.
I was reading Exodus 24-27 this morning when – to be honest – I hit a patch that I began thinking to myself, “This is pretty stinking boring.” It was in Exodus 26-27 when it starts laying out in excruciating detail how they were supposed to build the Tabernacle and everything in it. Everything down to the materials used and what artistic emblems would be embroidered on the curtains is given.
I literally stopped and asked out loud, “Why in the world is this in here?!” And then it hit me: because the details matter! As Exodus carefully lays out exactly what God wanted in his house of worship, we begin to see how much God values our worship and giving Him our absolute best.
That’s why at OneLife we try our hardest to dig deep into the details. It’s why the band practices, and volunteers come to VIP meetings. It’s why we have trainings for volunteers, structure our worship services with intentionality, and carefully plan everything from each individual sign to the kids rooms and even down to each row of chairs.
Because details matter.
And in those details we display to our God how seriously we take him and how much we desire to offer him our absolute best.