Some folks appreciate the blessing of a good church, others fail to see the significance. Every Believer needs a good church where they “get something out of it”. I have been in churches that wasted my time, and I have been in others that taught me the things I needed. Some churches are nothing more than social clubs where people gather to get into each others business. So, what is a good church? What do you look for and how do you find one?
Habakkuk 2:2 Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that reads it.
Not all churches are ordained of God, the ones that the Lord called to be will have a vision from the Master. Some preachers choose their vocation as you would a secular job, these are not shepherds, they are hirelings. When a Christian is looking for a church they should ask the pastor what his vision is. The vision should witness to your spirit whether you can flow with it and if you have a gift that will support it. If you have a draw towards the healing anointing, you would not be happy in a ministry that just feeds people. I have had good people in my church for several years, but they never quite fit in. They loved me and the people but they could not connect with my vision, so they moved on.
In a community, God will ordain multiple churches that don’t seem to agree with one another, so they remain divided. I met with a dozen of the local pastors and found no fault in any of them, they were good committed ministers of the Lord Jesus. So, I wondered what had divided us all these years. One day, in a time of prayer, the Lord showed me the problem. Every pastor had a different vision, so we were all called to do something specifically for the Lord. We all misunderstood each others motives and we allowed that to divide us. And then the Lord said this to me: If every church does what I ordained it to do, then I can cover the entire community with my supernatural provision.
Psalm 127:1 Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.
Not all churches or ministries are built by the will of God, some begin in His will but they stray away from it. I know of some that are out of God’s will but they see their error and repent. I have a couple of pastor friends that had large churches, but one day they got filled with the Holy Spirit and shared the experience, they were both given the left foot of fellowship. You do not want to be part of a church where not even God is welcome.
Do not choose your home church based on location or the appearance of the building. Spend time in prayer and the Holy Ghost will lead you to the place He needs you to be.
1 Corinthians 12:18 God sets the members in the body as it has pleased Him.
Your choice of a home church must please your Lord, not you. But after you join yourself to His choice, you will be glad and very much blessed.
February 9, 2020
Father, I am a tither, I know all the tithe belongs to You.
I know now that if I will obey You, You will open the windows of heaven and You will pour out my blessing.
I will be able to sow seed and You will rebuke the seedeater.
I thank You for revealing this to me. You take pleasure in my prosperity. I take pleasure in Your presence.
January is a month of fresh starts. It brings a “Do Over” mind set. Our commitment level is high. But by February we can already begin to lose momentum. Some areas we may have purposed to challenge ourselves are waning or we are stuck in the “planning” stage.
Strengthening our bodies
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The good news is we don’t have to do this all by ourselves. God says where two or more are in agreement. This month we purpose to pray for one another that we will faint not.
God is the one who began this good work in you, and He will complete it.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for we will reap the harvest if we don’t give up.