At what point did simply teaching the Bible and walking alongside people in their spiritual walk become not enough? At what point will we allow God to be enough? At what point will we realize that even if our church doors close or we aren’t a mega church God will prevail?
Keep score. You need that dashboard. You need to know if you’re running low on fuel or going too fast. Don’t allow the score to keep you from God’s mission. Not all failure is bad. Pruning will take place and usually is needed for future growth. Keep God first and allow the Spirit to take care of the rest. We are not in the business of saving people or the attendance police. We are those that follow God, proclaim Jesus, and walk in the Spirit.
Next time you’re at church, VBS, a youth event, or serving in His name, look around and instead of counting heads, soak in the fact that where two or three are gathered, God is in the midst. Breathe in the Spirit on that occasion and anticipate the next time you can commune that way, again!