Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I wonder what God thinks...

I just wanted to do a quick post today...

I'm still sitting in the words of your comments I got on my blog from yesterday, the posts I got on Facebook, the many private messages that I received. 

Such precious words from the hearts from so many. I appreciated them all. 
Especially every prayer lifted.  Prayer matters - it makes a difference. 
God hears them all.

I think what shocked me most about it all was all the pain & hurt so many people have felt from 'church'...

We went through this ourselves....
Your story sounds familiar...
We have been in those shoes...
We left the church after we were hurt...

I couldn't help but wonder what God thinks of His church...

I wonder if He is heartbroken over it...
I wonder how He works to get the people back that church pushes away....
I wonder if He just wants to yell down at us & say, "You're doing it wrong"...

I do know God's not surprised by any of it.
& I do know God is still in control.

Even when we, all sinners, human, mess up at it.

I also know God sees the church in its finest moments at times.
It has quite a few of those too.

When people come together to support each other...
When the gospel is spread to parts of the world that has never heard of Jesus...
When people gather in His name to learn & pray together...
When the body of Christ is willing to give of themselves to see the name of God glorified....

The church....

I didn't even have a point for today.  I just wanted to suggest that we just pray today... for ALL the churches in this world.

The one you may attend.
The one down the street from you. 
The ones that are a different denomination.
The big ones, the small ones.
The ones that are all over the world.


Satan hates the church.  That is evident.
They are filled with people who love Jesus & want to know more about Him.

Will you take a minute with me today to just pray for God's church.

...my comforter....
...my all in all...
here in the love of Christ, I stand
 
... no power of hell
.. no scheme of man
can ever pluck me from His hand
till he returns - or calls me home
here in the power of Christ, I'll stand





7 comments:

  1. Yes! Makes me so sad to hear when satan wins! Thankfully that the ultimate victory is still with Jesus!

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  2. What a beautiful heart the Lord has given you! You are going to be just fine. Joining you in prayer.

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  3. I love how much you love church! It is awesome to see. I will definitely be praying for you and all the churchgoers out there.

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  4. Never,ever forget _______how much_______ God loves you.

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  5. Beautiful thoughts...
    If only we could really keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.
    Sounds so simple, right...

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  6. Beautifully said! Church can be the best and worst things all rolled up in one. Praying!

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