By Wanda Parker
There are many reasons the church has abdicated it’s role!
One of the greatest reasons is that we have lost our passion for Christ. We have lost our first love. We have become more centered on ourselves than on God. This isn’t true world wide. Where there is persecution, where life is truly difficult there is much more passion amongst believers than there is in America.
Because life has become all about ME… I don’t have the time, energy, desire, money to be available to meet the needs of others.
Inorder for the church to regain it’s role as the center of the community the individuals that comprise the church must become involved in the needs in their community.
They will need to give more financially to the church
They will need to set aside more time to volunteer
They will need to be willing to experience the emotional pain of being involved in other’s pain
They will need to be willing to give up doing something they want to do because they are spending time with an at-risk kid
They will need to be willing to open their homes to strangers
The list could be endless but you get the idea.
I truly believe we are capable of doing this if we return to our first love – Jesus Christ. If we seek Him and allow Him to transform us from within.
Not only are we capable of again making the Church the center of the community – WE MUST! If we truly love Jesus Christ – WE WILL!
What will be your first step to move from your place of comfort?