Is our church charred or glowing? What a question!!! God does not like lukewarm, it is either hot or cold, we are either burnt or shining the light of God’s glory.
We often forgot our christian mission and most of brotherly love because we are biting more than we can chew. We forget to support the brethren because our time and money are fully engaged in programmes emanating from grandiose ideas of Church founders and leaders.
A church only shines when it is in the will of God, revealed and executed by the holy spirit. (He puts in us both to will and do his good purpose, we are his workmanship). In today’s society, success is marked by size of the church, number of regular members, community impact and the number of worship services and programmes. Who is in control? the Holy Spirit or the society? When we can truly say, it’s not what we think, what we want, but, the will of God driving all we do, then can we shine for all to see.
Comparing and trying to be like church “A”, the so-called successful church is not only ungodly, it leaves us spiritually, mentally and physically burnt out. A burnt out church is no use to anyone, it is filled with insecurity, greed, faithlessness, lack of miracles and members will be lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
We need to be in touch with our original vision, as spiritual men, we are to walk by the spirit not by fresh, it is not how far we get but how well we do God’s will.
If we grow where we are planted, we will shine, our light will glow for all to see and people will want us to direct them to the source of our light.
You and I can encourage other christians to walk in the spirit by prayerfully, quietly and patiently living out our spiritual conviction.
Galatians 5:16, 25