Showing posts from February, 2015

Sometimes It Really Does Need To Be All About Me, But Not In The Way You Might Think

Have you ever been going through something and you just don't seem to be able to get through it?

Have you ever been in a difficult relationship at work or church or even in the family?
I have.
Sometimes it's been an event, by event I mean something that happened that I didn't like or hurt or I didn't want to be.
Sometimes it's been a person.
What I've discovered is the same thing many of you have discovered.
It's never the event and it's never the person it's always me.
Now that isn't to say the event wasn't bad or the person wasn't wrong it's just to say I can't control that but I can control me.
I remember one event in particular, when the house burned and I was so busy doing okay with it and seeing the protection of God in it which is a good thing but I failed to stop and ask what I could learn from it.
What could God work out of me or into me through the losing of our home?
So I asked him and God being God he showed me.

Mabye It's Time To Stop Trying To Improve On His Plan

Christian bookstores are full of books on how to grow a church.
Bible colleges offer courses on growing churches.

There might be some good things to learn from them but  a person can't help but wonder if we're looking in the wrong book.

Don't we already have the answer?

John 6:44 says,  "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them"
We need to be praying that hearts will be softened and that God will be drawing people to himself.
Programs are good but they won't get the heart, only God can do that.

In the book of Acts the New Testament church as we know it today was born or had it's beginning. Chapter 2 verse 47 says, "the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved."
The Lord added them, men didn't.

God speaks through His Word and hearts are convicted and lives are changed through His Word and yet somehow, the Bible the very power we need,  has taken a backseat in church.
We're afraid people won't be…