Monday, September 10, 2012

Much Bigger

Do we recognize that we are part of something that is bigger than us? If we realize that our efforts are not about our own personal kingdom, but are an investment in the growth of God's great Kingdom, it changes our motivation. No longer do we sit with arms folded in resentment when the music is too loud. Generations will start to appreciate the history of Christianity (music, traditions, etc.) instead of so quickly casting it aside for the sake of something new. Moving to a new service isn't about an inconvenience, but providing an opportunity for new people to connect to the fluidly changing & growing body of Christ. We don't become consumed with the idea of being the biggest church on the street, but pray earnestly for all of God's Church to grow quickly.

When the spotlight moves from us to God it changes the culture of the Church. It's no longer OUR church, but HIS. We can attempt to deny this truth and watch a man-made organization collapse (and it will) or embrace the reality that we are part of something that is much bigger than us and watch it flourish.

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