We all know that it’s important to do our best, and to be a blessing and not a curse to the kingdom of God; yet, sometimes I can’t help but wonder–am I giving my best effort or just the bare minimum required to call myself a committed christian?
It’s easy to get too busy in the world that we live in, and all for the sake of ministry: we are doing the work of the Lord–we justify our efforts, when all the Lord has required of us is that we spend time in his presence and at his feet learning of him.
I’m sure that the things we put our minds to are important in their place; we all need to work, have recreation, and ensure the weekly function of the church and our homes. The challenge arises when we give ourselves over to those things at the expense of true worship; quite frankly people today are exhausted both mentally and physically, and the devil likes it just fine when we don’t have the time to make it to prayer meetings or Wednesday night Bible Study. Work is important, after all, but we must really check ourselves when being disconnected from the fellowship of the church becomes a habit, so that at the drop of a hat or a casual invitation, we feel free to put God on the bottom of our list of priorities. Then, we wonder why we live a defeated life.
It’s no wonder that we are drained both physically and spiritually; the joy of the Lord is our strength.” We get that joy by praying in the Holy Ghost. If we don’t take the time to feed ourselves spiritually, we will become weak; in the same way, if we don’t take physical nourishment, we become sick.
If we want to grow our church, our ministries, and ourselves spiritually, it will take a commitment to make the Lord our priority. We must worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth. He must take preeminence in our lives, because we don’t serve a second hand God. He is the most high God, and deserves to be our focus, not just another item on our to do list.
What happens when people take their focus off of Jesus Christ and put it on themselves? Find out in this issue of the Lattereign. Ten Little Church Members
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