I grew up in a home where the things of God were given only intellectual ascent and never personally applied or taken serious. It was like knowing it was indeed true but pretending to live like it wasn’t.
Too often, I have seen church leaders think they are above the necessity of daily practicing the spiritual disciplines of prayer, love, and diving into the Bible, and realizing that they too need to confess their sins.
Whenever we begin to think about “me first”, like the disciples did in Jesus’day, we unknowingly begin to hurt ourselves. We convince ourselves in thinking that this is something we deserve!
…the church does not belong to us. It is amazing what God will do when we are all about His glory and not our fame!