The following comes from a blog post by our missionary Kevin Hall in South Africa. It is so true and bears reading and applying. Why don’t you comment and let me know what you learn from this short message by a man in middle of the war!
Every week it seems that we have disappointments that comes from the lives of our fellow church family. They come into the house of God dragging their baggage of sin, or they donâ€™t make it their at all and that is not even including the lost. Why is this? Because Satan had a good strategy, he planned, purposed, and executed well. He knows he is in a battle. Every week He makes sure He has done His best to prevent your church from bringing God glory. What have you done this week to ensure your church does bring God glory?
In sports the team that practices the hardest, has the best game plan, and is mentally ready will usually win the game. Unfortunately, most church members look at Sunday as just another day in the week. They wake up, eat, do a little devotion, and head off to WAR! What kind of an approach is that? While they are loading up the caravan brothers and sisters are being killed like flies. There is no game plan, there has been no preparation, and we mosey into the battlefield like we are going to a ballgame as just mere spectators. You are going to get your head blown off, and those of the men and women around you. Wake up this morning!!! I Peter 5:8 – â€œBe sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:â€ Help your pastor. Get involved in the ministry. Prepare before Sunday. Be prepared to WIN on Sunday!!!