So here is yet another strange sunrise. Here we go! I was in prayer one day, and I was asking God to open the doors of a church, that people would pour in and hear the word of God. I kept it before Him, believing to pray according to His will. Then I heard Him respond to me, in a faint whisper,
I was in prayer one day, and I was asking God to open the doors of a church so that people would pour in and hear the Word of God. I kept it before Him believing to be praying according to His will. Then, I heard Him respond to me in a faint whisper, “What will they come to?, Can I trust them not to be a rancid taste in the mouths of my sheep?” This spoke volumes to me primarily because I knew it was the will of God that people come to drink of His word, but He had a greater concern at the moment.
What will they come to? If God opens the floodgates of our churches and pours His sheep in massively, will they be attracted to God, or be distracted by our character? The scripture teaches us that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. God is an attractive force. When He is exposed, people find Him. But is He exposed in us? Can He easily be seen by our lives and by our love for one another?
1 Thess 3:12 - And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
Love is the key. Every church must be a haven of love. Where true love is, there will always be a spiritual confrontation in meekness and gentleness. If your church has no love, it has no God. Let’s examine ourselves today to see if we are walking in love.