My last post talked about why the church exists. I want to ask you a couple of questions this time around. Whether you agree with me or not about why the church exists maybe you can help define “how” the church exists. I don’t know about you, but I have never attended a perfect church. I have been at some really good churches, and some really lousy ones. What was the difference? Attitude!
This may not make sense to some of you but two different people can do the exact same thing and achieve completely different results. The same can be true of churches. One of my lifetime mentors often told me that our personal time with God was not a declaration of our devotion but a declaration of our dependence. It is not about doing right but about being right. You see, doing right is not enough. And this is where most churches are. Doing right without an understanding that what they do is not as important as what their heart is like. We all too often forget that God sees the heart. Does God care what we do? Absolutely! But He cares more about why we do it and our relationship with Him.
So, why am I talking about people’s motivation and actions when I am supposed to be talking about the church? Because people are the church! You are the church! So take some time and think about this, will ya? Are you making the church you belong to a great church or a lousy one? And remember it is not just about what you do, it is about who you are and why you do what you do. So go on and “do” church right! While you’re at it you want to tell me what you love about your church?
Striving to please Him by who I am,