Monday, July 14, 2014

Valuing the half glass

It's no secret that those within the church can have a glass-half-empty outlook.

There should be more teens on a Friday night... There are down the road.
There should be more people at church on a Sunday... The neighboring church does.
You should have a better band for your evening service... You'll never produce a worship CD.
You should have more engagement from your congregation... You've seen enough articles about making it happen.
The preaching should be better... You've read enough books and listened to enough pod-casts.

The trouble with that outlook is that is undervalues WHAT and WHO IS PRESENT.

You can, and arguably should, desire bigger and better things in order to grow God's Kingdom, but it shouldn't come at the cost of thanking God for those who are present, are serving faithfully and whom are on board with what's going on.

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