We are the temple of the Holy Spirit. The temple is holy. But what is holy other than GOD Himself?
In the Genesis Creation Story we find a richness, a wealth of power and truth, and through this an added empowerment to our everyday walk of faith.
We are meant to be available to the LORD. Often times we can find opportunities to help in our communities, to help in our churches. Is that the same thing?
The church needs to be given fresh vision and new life. This will come from Jesus. It doesn’t mean all that has gone before is wrong, but it does mean we’ve lost our way and spending time with the LORD will allow us to recalibrate and allow Jesus to initiate the way forward.
When I wait upon the LORD He renews my strength (Isaiah 40:31) . Hallelujah! What about everything else that needs doing in life? Following on in the Series “Church needs to Change”, I address the second point on the list, that of engaging with GOD’s presence. I Corinthians 1:29 says, “that no flesh should glory …
We are not to be like the Hebrews who told Moses, ‘You go talk to God and report back to us’. Rather, we collectively and individually are meant to seek relationship with the Father. How important then to be in unity: being gracious with one another, reflecting GOD’s goodness, love and purity, which extends in and through one another.
How then do we walk in love and grace, honouring GOD, honouring others, when injustice or disappointment or lost opportunity arises?
I said, “I don’t want a blueprint for ME but for You, LORD!”
When we understand the human need for intimacy and GOD’s desire for us to fellowship, we can better accept ourselves and one another as we expose our weaknesses and celebrate our victories together.
Church on a Sunday has been man’s way to “do church”, just as religion across the globe and throughout cultures has been man’s way to get to GOD. On the other hand, just as Jesus is GOD’s one way for man to get to Him, Jesus’ church is GOD’s way for us to be church.