Together, We All Win

I love the visual image I get as I read Exodus 17.  Moses is holding up his hands with the help of Aaron and Hur as the Israelites fight the Amalekites.  As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning.  But, when his hands got tired and he lowered them, the Amalekites started winning.  To help the Israelites win, Aaron and Hur stood on either side of Moses and held his hands up for him.Jan 27 2015 Together, we all win

Together, we win.

This is what our church families should be like.  God tells us in the New Testament that we are all different parts of the same body.  When we all show up and do what we are called to do, we all win.

When we hold each other up, encouraging each other, loving one another, and spurring each other on in this marathon of faith, we stand firm as the body of Christ.

The Kingdom of God dwells on earth for all the see when the people of his church are obedient.

So, let’s hold up each other’s arms and share the victory!

Glory to God!  Amen!  Hallelujah!

 

How Far Are You….

from the kingdom of God?

In Mark 10, Jesus tells a man that he answered a question wisely when the man said that we need to love God first, with all of our soul, mind and strength.  Jesus said that the man was ‘not far from the kingdom of God.”Nov 11 2014 2 How Far are you

How far away from the kingdom of God are we?

Are we right in the middle of God’s kingdom – loving him with all of our soul, mind and strength?

Or are we picking a corner of God’s kingdom to hang out in – not ready to give him everything we’ve got?

Do we go to church each week but don’t make time to serve anywhere?

Do we read our Bible but not participate in any small group Bible Studies or classes at church?

What about the opposite?  Are we at church all of the time but we don’t make time to spend with God alone – just us two?

Do we tithe at church but are not willing to give anything above that when we’re asked to bring in toys for the community service project at Christmas?

Do we read God’s word but then forget it as we get on with the rest of our day?

Do we let the Truth of God soak into our souls and open up our hearts to the transforming power of the omnipotent King of the Universe?

Where are we in his kingdom?