Category: Following God
… a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. (John 5:3, 4 NKJV)
Our towns are full of those who sick, blind and lost. And I really believe God wants to visit each with the power of the Gospel.
But God moves through the obedience of those who hear His voice and follow. We can be doing all the “right” things with the right people but in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Then we become discouraged when we don’t see the moves of God.
Truth is an enemy of love? Yes, not infallible Truth (i.e., the bodily resurrection), but rather our perception of truth.
Most arguments I have been in or witnessed is a battle between two different views of what is true.
We are first and formost called to be like therefore love like God. That means we must be willing to sacrifice and lay down of what we consider the “truth” for the sake of the other feeling loved by us.
I was gonna ______ but I _______.
That’s the way we say it in the south anyway. The interpretation of that is simple. “I thought about doing something that would help or encourage you but I didn’t. So…I’m telling you that I at leastthought about you.” That’s not what a good friend does. When someone says that, they are trying to make themselves feel better about missing an opportunity.
I know that seems like a ‘nah duh’ kind of statement especially for those of us that are called to lead Christ’s Church. The truth is, though, that it can be tough as a leader to REALLY trust at times. When it feels like it’s all on us and we’re waiting for God to show up and do what we know we heard him say He’d do, it can be tough to trust. Trust anyway. He’s trustworthy for sure!