On Whom Do We Lean?


Did I use “whom” correctly?  I never know but it just sounded right.

God is challenging me to simpler thinking lately.  Usually I’m for the bigger, newer, flashier idea.  As of late, that doesn’t seem to be working.  Church growth experts tend to do the same thing.  “Follow the latest church fad and people will come.”  But what does God say?  Over the last few weeks I’ve read and noted these scriptures:

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help,
who rely on horses,
who trust in the multitude of their chariots
and in the great strength of their horsemen,
but do not look to the Holy One of Israel,
or seek help from the LORD.
Isaiah 31:1

No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
Psalm 33:16-17

He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
Colossians 2:19

So if man’s ideas and tools, apart from the Lord, are useless, and God is the one Who causes the body to grow, why am I not looking more toward Him?  Why am I not spending more time on my knees?

Just a little challenge today for me from the scripture.  I have continued to journal some since Africa.  In my prayer time today, I looked back over the last few entries and God just brought it all together.

Brian

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2 responses to “On Whom Do We Lean?

  • Annette

    My pastor just had us read a book called SIMPLE CHURCH. It is excellent. Not filled with a whole new list of “to do’s”. (which was my fear when he said he wanted us to read it — He bought and gave us copies… 🙂

    A quick and worthwhile read in this day when families need simplicity more than ever.

  • thenonconformer

    If you read the Book of acts then you did notice that the emphasis on the Holy Spirit, and distributing money, food to the local poor people was part of the reason the churches next were so popular and growing. While in contrast today many Chruches. pastors, members, adherents, are selfish cheapskates.

    Secondly all pastors, elders, ministers should be called specifically for their Ministry directly by God. Most of them today have not been called for the ministry, for they are hirelings.

    True pastors, elders, ministers would firstly daily read their Bible for one hour and pray daily for others.

    http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/

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