10. Country Club Style
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Every congregation of believers is called to love the Lord their God with all their heart, mind, and strength. Called to be a hospital for sinners. Called to be a lighthouse that rescues people lost in the darkness of sin and shame. But many churches in America have so much money, so much wealth, so much education, like the Laodiceans, they don’t need Jesus—they’ve become a social club. A place of entertainment rather than a house of worship.
Jesus reminds us: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3:20-22 NAS)
You are your child’s watchman on the church wall. Are your ears tuned to the voice of the Spirit of God or to those who’ve slipped in unnoticed among us?
DiAne Gates illustrates and writes fiction for children and YA, and serious non-fiction for the folks. Her passion is calling the church’s attention to how far we’ve catapulted from God’s order as evidenced by her blog Moving the Ancient Boundaries. DiAne worked as a photographer and writer for the East Texas Youth Rodeo Association magazine, and had the opportunity to be in the rodeo arena, giving birth to her western rodeo adventure series, ROPED, (available on Amazon), which was named #5 in the Top Ten Reads for Christians Teens and Tweens. The sequel, TWISTED, will be released by Prism in July 2017. She also facilitates GriefShare, an international support ministry for those who’ve lost loved ones.
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