Bumps in the road


Daily reading: Acts 17:1-12
Wednesday April 20, 2016

Focus passage:  As soon as it was dark, the brothers and sisters sent Paul and Silas on to Beroea.  When they arrived, they went to the Jewish synagogue. Acts 17:1-10

We experience of number of bumps in the road in ministry.  They will always be present, because as a community that desires to be part of the neighborhood we have to allow ourselves to have a learning curve and to expect the unexpected.

The measure of our success however isn’t to be compared numerically.  The standards of our world are not the standards of God.  Instead we measure the success of our ministry by the impact it has on someone’s heart.  

You can’t measure faithfulness, or love or hope.  Yet that is what we are called to do and to be.  

Even in the midst of huge shifts in culture, even in the midst of congregational decline, the gospel message compels us forward.  

The good news is that we hold fast to the faith despite rejection and bumps in the road.  God doesn’t remove the road bumps, but is present with us as we experience them.

We hold fast and proclaim Jesus to be our King, the ultimate authority in our lives.  

Prayer:  God help me to share my faith story with others.  Help me to find the words that will speak to others.  Amen.

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