Any life that is going to be used by God must be humbled and broken first. This is God’s process of showing us who He really is, and who we really are by comparison. But we fight against this process because we don’t want to be humbled; we don’t want to be broken. And so we continue trying to live in our own strength, by our own resources, and in doing so, we miss out on what God wants to do through us. Are you still resisting this work of God in your life?
Saved and Sent
It is a sad commentary indeed that so many church members today actually believe the church exists for them — to entertain them and their children every Sunday and to provide endless activities. The very fact that so many people believe this is proof that the church has lost its way and abandoned the mission given to it by Jesus. We have not been saved to huddle together happily in our well-lit room while the darkness outside grows ever darker. We have been saved and sent!