But there was something missing.....
About 18 months ago I began to pray that God would reveal that missing element, the thing that seemed to be wrong. He did......You know what it was.....The missing element was Jesus!
Sounds shocking that I would say that as a pastor. The truth is, for two years I worked very hard in my own talent, strength, stubbornness and energy to build the church. I poured my life into that church. In return, I had a group of leaders who were doing the same. We often overlook this truth, "As goes the leader, so goes the church". Not everything in that two years was bad, in fact some of it was good. But, not much in that two years was GREAT and it could have been.
Pastors.....Make sure you understand something....YOU CANNOT BUILD GOD'S CHURCH!If you and I are the builders, it will never ben anything great. But, if we let God build His church, and we humbly follow, GREAT things will happen.
If God doesn't build the house, the builders only build shacks. Psalm 127:1