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3-Most FREEING words in the Bible!

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A “down time” in church “stuff” came a few years back.

You know things aren’t growing the way you want, people aren’t stepping up the way you think they should. You are praying for new leaders and the number seems to dwindle, rather than g…row! Then one morning, while

crying out to God in normal whinny fashion God gave me this…

the Lord added… (Acts 2.47)  Wow!

I can’t add a thing! It is not my responsibility…, only God can add souls, volunteers, staff, leaders and givers! How freeing that was! I understood that my role in the Kingdom was to obediently do what God had called and told, the RESULTS did not depend on me!

If you ever step over the line, and start to feel guilty or a a sense of “disappointment” because your ministry or church is not meeting YOUR expectations, watch out! You are setting yourself up for a world of hurt. That’s not your job, and don’t you dare try to do it! The Lord, and the Lord only can ADD…

Have you ever had difficulty with trying to do God’s job?


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  2. I have learned this lesson – and have had to relearn this lesson.

    It is not me but Him! I just need to be faithful to do what He has called me to do.

    Thanks for this encouragement this morning!

  3. Pat Thomas says:

    Ok…..I got it. Cease and desist!! God will handle it as only He can! Such a timely word for me.

  4. With this in mind, maybe those of us in ministry should change our prayers to be more in line with this passage.

    From: “Lord, give/show/enable me to…”

    TO: “Lord, please add _______ to this, YOUR ministry!”

    Just my $0.02US. :-)


  5. Yep … pretty good stuff. Red Letters … “I will build my church.” But I gotta say … “It is Finished” is 3 pretty good words too.

  6. WOW..
    I really need this today..
    Our church is facing a group of lost souls, yet the caretaker were less then 10..
    I guess they got bored serving people so they stepped back and lessen their ministry..
    Please pray for my church…
    Pray for me too because somehow there’s a temptation to step back too..
    And almost lost faith on my friends..
    Sometimes it feels so overwhelming…
    Thanks for the article, btw :)

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