Last night was Missions Night at District Council. There we heard about a great need that is half way around the world. Pastors being persecuted for their faith. Great opposition to the Good News that you and I can embrace everyday.
God showed up and moved graciously, powerfully and beautifully in the lives of people. It reminded me of the verse in Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
I also noticed was who else showed up.
A complaining spirit that flowed from hearts of people who were ungrateful.
A doubting spirit who questioned what was really happening.
A arrogant spirit that said it was better than others.
A ambitious spirit that said the ends justify the means as long as you get the results your looking for.
None of this changed God’s plan. He showed up in a big way to those who were there to worship Him, celebrate Him and embrace Him. They walked away with love, zeal and hope.
What spirit are you operating in today? Yours or God’s?
PRAY: Dear Jesus, may I walk with you today and may my heart be like Your’s. AMEN.