We have an all-knowing, totally-righteous, all-powerful God! Consequently, He not only can determine what is right and best but also has the ability to accomplish it. Doesn't it therefore only make sense that we follow His ways and trust Him to work through us rather than lean on our own understanding and efforts? Consider these examples:
- God laid out a plan for us, as His Church, to function in a way that yields unity and eternal good (Eph. 4:11-16). Doesn't it only make sense we follow His plan rather than try to redefine church life? See: God's Equipping Objective
- God gave us the example, in Jesus, for how to best relate with one another, as servants, to yield the greatest impact in our relationships (Phil. 2:5-7). Doesn't it only make sense we maintain such humility and grace with one another rather than act like what we experience in secular settings? See: Be a Servant
- God intends for us to disciple in ways that yield fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:18-20). Doesn't it only make sense we define and pursue discipleship in the way He does rather than picking and choosing what parts of Christianity we like and dislike? See: Great Commission: Encompassing or Complicated?
- God made it clear that we need His power if our actions are going to yield a healthy, growing Church (Acts 2:42-47). Doesn't it only make sense that we look to Him rather than rely on worldly means to grow the Church? See: Prayer Essential for Church Growth
If we depend on our own thinking and abilities, we might doubt if we can ever become this kind of Church. We can worry too much about what others might think. In ourselves we can get quite insecure and shaken when things don't seem to go right. But, when we follow an all-knowing, totally-righteous, all-powerful God, we can replace those doubts, fears, and insecurities with confidence. He knows what's best and is able to accomplish it!
Because of Him,
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