2017 – MONDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR CHURCH?
“Walk about Zion,
And go all around her.
Count her towers;
Mark well her bulwarks;
Consider her palaces;
That you may tell it to the generation following.
For this is God,” THINGS WE SHOULD FOCUS ON.
So many people talk about the underbelly and difficulties of their local church.
Every thing in creation has a downside because of the fall of man.
It is our job to focus on the upside in life.
Talk it up.
Lift it up
Build it up
Raise it up
1. GO ALL AROUND HER
Make sure you get the full picture of your church and the expanse of its ministries. Don’t come for an hour on Sundays and think you know your church.
Don’t focus on one flaw and make it your little crusade.
2. COUNT HER TOWERS
Make sure you deliberately count her high points. These will keep you looking up and not down.
Listen and look for vision voices from the towers – not murmuring voices from the dungeons of bitterness.
3. MARK WELL HER BULWARKS
Bulwarks are the walls of defence built for your protection.
Mark them out and know where to run to – for your protection.
4. CONSIDER HER PALACES
God’s city should be all glorious. Not some second hand shanty town. Consider well the excellence of her royal dwelling places and make His name great in your world.
5. THAT YOU MAY TELL IT TO THE EMERGING GENERATION
Share the beauty and brilliance of your local church – and your children will also see and desire the wonder and majesty of God at work.
6. FOR THIS IS GOD
God will be seen in His glory and majesty.
God will be exalted in and through His church.
God will be loved by your children according to how you love and describe His church.
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