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Weekly Devotionals

Laziness in the Church
A message from the Lord for the church of Christ

 

So many of us are relaxed in our own lives, that we become comfortable in our daily routines. Changing ourselves is hard to overcome so we continue to repeat the same pattern over and over again. We, a society, a body of Christ, waits on others to do the work for us. This is not of His love. We know deep in our hearts that God wants us to change for His purpose but instead what are we doing? Sitting back and waiting on God to change us. This is not what He has asked of us to do. This goes against what God has planned for us. This now becomes our own selfiness. So why then do we continue in this routine? 

 

Change is hard. Discipline is hard. Not knowing the outcome allows us to tune out God’s voice. We slowly drift away from His purpose for us.We become laid back in our thinking and in our actions. We begin to put ourselves above others expecting them to do the work for us. This is self-righteousness. This is not of His love. Good works begins with us-individually. Daily spending time with our Heavenly Father getting to know who He is and what He is asking of us. Listening to His voice as we are maturing and becoming Christ-like into Him.

 

We as a body of Christ need to lean in to each other more now in these end times. We need to listen more, pray more, act more and to build each other up more. We can not allow our foundation on which Christ has built for us and of our own church to crumble and fail. We need unity in the church not division. We need a revision. We need support of each other. We need to step out of our comfort zones, our own laziness and step up to the plate with Christ and stop with the pity party. Nothings handed you on a silver platter. Laziness is not an action of God but of your choice. This is not of His love. You have to put the work in yourself not God.

 

Are you willing to make this change? Are you willing to be a team player? Are you willing to work for the provisions of God’s kingdom? It’s time to wake up church. It’s time to do what God is asking of you. Will you listen to Him? Will you act? Or will you continue to be lazy?

 

 

© Lorraine Goodwin through the Holy Spirit


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