Thursday, September 6, 2012


Through the years I've had the opportunity to visit with various preachers and ministry leaders.  One concern rises time and time again as we talk - Christians are no longer dedicated to God and His work!  

It seems many Christians are only involved in the work of God when there is money to be had or when they can receive some sort of self glorification. It appears the work of God has been reduced to self serving motives by far too many who lack dedication and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and His plan.

Far too many Christians appear to be satisfied with the status quo.  Listen folks, we need more - much more - than status quo religion if we are to see anything accomplished for the cause of Christ!  We need more than "church as usual!"

People are getting fed up with the dead, dull, boring churches that provide little or no spiritual vitality to them.  We've replaced the genuine move of God from the early church with our own man-made programs.  We've gotten so advanced in our program planning that we know as much as a year in advance who is gong to do what in each service even to the exclusion of the Holy Spirit.   We leave no room for God to move in our services because our programs don't allow for it.  In fact, if God were to move He would be a disruption in many of our churches today. 

I realize that Paul, the apostle, wrote in 1 Corinthians 14:40 "Let all things be done decently and in order."  Does this mean to the exclusion of God's will?  Must our churches be "dead" in order to be decent?  I believe the answer to both of these questions is a resounding "NO!"

What would happen if we would turn our services totally over to the guidance and leadership of the Holy Spirit?  What would happen if we did not restrict God by putting a time limit on Him?  What would happen if we would commit ourselves completely and wholly to the Lord?  What would happen if we would dedicate - or in many cases rededicate - our lives to the will of God?

Consider the possibilities!  We could see a move of God like we've never seen!  We could see the gospel preached to a lost and dying world in need of a Savior.  We would see God's people awake from their slumber and do the work of the church!  Oh, what God would do with a dedicated and sold-out group of people reaching out and actually becoming all that God intended for them to be - becoming a genuine New Testament church working until Jesus returns for His people.  

What we need today is some dedicated people willing to serve a mighty God in order to see great things accomplished for the Kingdom of heaven!  Let's be that people!

Until next time...enjoy the journey!


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