Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Experiencing God

Just like individuals, churches are often more interested in what God wants them to do than what He wants them to be. Being the kind of people that please God is far more important than doing something for Him.

Ahh, being. That sense of just "being" there. Not doing anything. Drives us crazy. Can't imagine the thought of not being busy doing something.

God desires purity and holiness in our lives. He's more interested in who we are than what we do. He wants character development..we want to be able to "list" all the great causes we've championed. I think some of us will be surprised when we stand before Him on judgment day and find that our list is insufficient. Develop who you ARE in Christ. The actions will follow out of that being..and the best part is, those actions won't be filled with our selfish desires and motivations, they will be filled with God's power and His authority and will actually make a difference.

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