Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Faithfulness and Commitment.


Sunday, I was led of the Holy Spirit to share a short word the Lord had been giving me. 

I am reminded of something J.F. Kennedy once said, “Think not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”  I would expand this to say, Think not what your church can do for you, but what can you do for your church.

Years ago, a couple desired to start a church in our city, and I was approached.  Yes, I will help you and so we were 3.  They had some friends in Marysville, who agreed to also help so we were 5.  The first Sunday in walked another couple and we were 7.  From that small group of committed and faithful believers, we soon became a large church. 
What does a church need?  Faithfulness, and commitment. 

I was reminded that when Jesus began his ministry he selected 12 uneducated men to be his disciples.  But these men had character and were committed and faithful. 
Not everyone liked what Jesus was teaching.  The religious leaders found fault and criticized him.  At one time a large crowd decided to leave.  Jesus looked at his disciples and asked, “Are you going to leave also?”  His disciples replied, “Where would we go, for you have the words of Life.” 

You may not always agree with everything that is done in your church, but please do not be a part of the problem, but be a problem solver. 
May we all make that decision to be Faithful, and Committed to follow Jesus and God’s Word. 

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