Matthew 16:18: "I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it."
But He’s building His church with unskilled laborers…US! We are flawed, bumbling, and erratic in our work…but we ARE the body of Christ.
Jesus knew He’d only be here for a short time and He knew the work of building His church would happen AFTER His death and resurrection. He touched a few…who then went on to touch many. So—if He’s not worried…we shouldn’t be either!
Be careful, though. Just because God is patient and expects our bumbling and stumbling, don’t use His grace as an excuse to keep stumbling and bumbling.
REJOICE that we have the victory in Jesus…but you have to work out your salvation in the trenches. And that brings us to RESTING IN THE LORD…AND NOT YOUR PLANS…AND NOT YOUR WAY!
In closing, I want us to know it’s not as hard as we think, or as we have made it. God is telling us to REJOICE…we’ve already won! Let’s go walking and leaping and praising God!
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NOW GO LIVE IT!
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