Faith In Action ‘It is Not About Us’

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Christians too can defraud God in all kinds of ways. Among my many reading I was taken back by an article in one of those books, it goes something like this:

There was a preacher used by God in the 1859  revivals in Wales, who was returning home with an old minister late at night from an evening meeting, they had taken in a town. At the meeting God’s presence had greatly affected the people present. As the preacher and the minister were walking along, the minister ventured to say, ‘Didn’t we have a blessed meeting.’ The preacher replied, yes’, and after a pause, added, ‘The Lord would give us great things, if he could only trust us.’ The minister went on to ask, ‘What do you mean?’ The preacher explained, “If He could trust us not to steal the Glory for ourselves’.

The point of church or any evangelical meeting, is All About Our Lord, Our Redeemer and Our Friend, and never about us. The Joy we should have from attending church, is from being in His presence, with a group of fellow believers, and not just because of the great worship service, or a celebrity preacher.

The Joy, of seeing someone who was lost just like us at one time, coming to Our Lord and Our Friend, and committing their life to Him too, should be the greatest part of that fellowship meeting.

Luke 15 verse 7: “I {Jesus} tell you, in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous people who don’t need repentance.”

There is more joy in heaven from a person accepting Christ at a meting, than there is for the worship service or any of the preaching,

Worship is great, and to do it collectively is awesome, if it is all about Him.

Preaching and Teaching, has responsibilities, to bring us to great understanding about our Creator God, and we can be blessed and helped by great preaching, but we should never just be entertained.

The greatest Joy, we should reserve for, is when a new person enters the kingdom of God, and they repent and accept Christ Jesus, as their Lord, Redeemer and Friend. There should be an eagerness in us all to get to know that person and be an encourager to their lives.

Spiritual gifts are Gifts when God brings life to other people through us. Being a vessel for His honor is the greatest honor we can have. Lets keep our lives in perspective, always looking forward to bring Glory to Our Awesome God.

God Bless.

O F J

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