Thursday, 26 August 2010

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Drawn to a winning cause

Read a quote this week that inspired much thought:

'People are drawn to a winning cause. People are not drawn to groups that complain, lament, scold, whine. Most of them have enough of these negatives in their loves. People are drawn to groups that help them grow, develop, advance and build their lives. Congregations having the confidence that they are participating in the winning cause of God's mission will grow in generosity and the more people will be reached in your locality. People always give to a winning cause not a sinking ship!'

WOW... So much in this! Thoughts:

Jesus must be prominent and seen as the KING of kings and head of HIS church

Creating the right culture in church is crucial

Confidence in leadership and the vision,

Participation of everyone

The church is to be a discipling and equipping environment

Jesus mission must be our focus


Community impact as church and resources are released

Now there's a series just from a quote!

Over the last few years at MKCC we have been engaged in a major building project to extend our current facilities to allow us to grow. Every day there has been change and progress taking place and I have enjoyed watching it. This is how it ought to be in church life as Jesus is the builder and is actively at work in us daily by his Holy Spirit. Movement, change, activity, progress, obstacles, developments...etc - Just normal really. If Jesus is building his church then there is always something happening! If there's not to much happening or changing, the warning light should be flashing in your life or church!!

As we move forward into the purposes of God, I believe that people want their lives to count by having a part in a spiritual movement, not a monument! Church suppose to be alive, relevant, influencing society and actively making a difference in the community.

Let's all get fully involved - Someone else's miracle is waiting on the other end of your obedience! God is waiting for you to say, here I am use me. Let's start BEING the church and quit ATTENDING church. Let's follow Christ with passion and and serve his purposes together to the end.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Psalm 23 - An eye opener!

Some have probably never thought or looked at this Psalm in this way, even though they read it or say it over and over again.

The Lord is my Shepherd - That's Relationship!

I shall not want - That's Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures - That's Rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters - That's Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul - That's Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness - That's Guidance!

For His name sake - That's Purpose!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death - That's Testing!

I will fear no evil - That's Protection!

For Thou art with me - That's Faithfulness!

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me - That's Discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies - That's Hope!

Thou annointest my head with oil - That's Consecration!

My cup runneth over - That's Abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life - That's Blessing!

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord - That's Security!

Forever - That's Eternity!

You have no idea how much God loves you!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

A poem - What God has promised..

Someone sent me this poem today that I found incredibly encouraging.

When you face difficulties, trial or pain in your life let this little poem speak to you.

God has not promised...
Sun without rain
Joy without sorrow
Peace without pain
BUT God has promised...
Strenght for the day
Rest for the labour
Light for the way
Grace for the trials
Help from above
Unfailing sympathy
Undying love

Let's focus our thoughts on what God has promised even in the storms and know that he WILL carry us through it all.