and just go to church to hear the choir sing, or you don’t participate in any of the things he calls the church to do from his pulpit, it is time for you to find a new church.
I know. I was in that position once. The preacher was good, but what he said did not line up with who God was creating me to be. As I often say we are the body of Christ and as such we all need different things, just as a body does. I mean we don’t put socks on our hands or sit on our hats. There are things designed for those areas of the body that allow them to function the way they ought to.
God has specific ministries for all of us, but many of us sit at the wrong church for the wrong reasons and miss it.
Since I joined this new church, I have found that my life is more full than it has ever been. I walk with folks who help me walk in obedience with God. i participate in the work God has designed for me as service. I don’t agree with everything my pastor says, but I hear the voice of God from the pulpit. He leads me.
In my new church, I have discovered that when my pastor asks something from the pulpit, he is representing God. How dare I say no. (yes, I have said no.) But I try to make it 90 percent of the time.
Annually my church sets aside time to help in local schools. I told myself I am serving in another ministry I do not have to do this. It would mean an extra day during the week, blah, blah, blah.
But my lifegroup chose to serve this week. I chose to serve with them. It was good. Find yourself a church where you can do the work God has for you to do. Find yourself a lifegroup to hold you to God’s principles. In a time when very few are moral, find someones who will hold you accountable.
I loved serving at the school. The principal was a joy.
It spoke to me to say that this is how life ought to be. When God requests, we fulfill. We let go of our selfish ambitions and do what God requires of us.