I will build my Church
As I thought about that today I thought that it's amazing how the Church in the UK is in some areas growing, while in other areas groaning. I'm sure the above phrase has thoughts to offer.
The Church that grows is Jesus' Church - not ours. Are we at the helm, or is Jesus?
The Church that grows is in the 'will' of God. Stagnation cannot be the will of God for His Church. Why not?
Because the Church of Jesus is being 'built', not broken down. Growing, not slowing. worshipping, not wilting.
If we're in any doubt as to who should 'own' the Church we are reminded that Jesus said it is 'my' Church.
The Church that grows is not a club, a cosy huddle or a commitee - it is a biblical, relevant, spirit-filled revolutionary body of people that are following Jesus by loving God and loving others.
I wonder if we're spending too much time 'doing' Church instead of 'being' Church. Are we letting Christ build himself into our lives? Are we growing from faith to faith, strength to strength, and glory to glory?
Jesus will build his Church - are we willing to surrender and BE HIS CHURCH?