Instead of relying on the Spirit’s work of delivering Christ and his gifts to his church through the means of grace – worshiping “in the Spirit and in truth” (John 4:23) – we demand more immediate experiences that we can choreograph and control. In so doing, we are never terrified, never caught off guard, never put on trial. We sit down to eat and drink and rise up to play, settling for a Happy Meal that we can order right now, rather than a feast that God has prepared for us on his terms. But in this way we avoid the real presence of the actual God who not only judges but saves us through his sinless Mediator.
Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 223