You love God… right? Well, let me run a few scenarios past you. Let’s imagine that God said to us, ‘I’m going to give you a healthy life, a comfortable living, a few amazing life experiences on the way, and a great network of family and friends – but I’m not going to be with you.’ How would you feel about that? Honestly?
That’s pretty much what most people want in life, and they’d be happy to take that. But what about us, God’s people? Are we happy with that idea? Is it actually how we live, if we’re honest?
So, in the coming months, we’re going to choose a new Leadership Team. A team that will serve for three years, or until we’re a full status church, whichever comes first. A team who will take us through a £2 million building project for the church community centre at Dores Road; a union with our brothers and sisters at Dores & Boleskine and all of the relationship building involved in that; and the task of bringing us to maturity as a church family in the way we reach out, look out for each other, give, love, serve and pray.
Too many Christians are chameleons. They’ll blend right in with whatever environment they’re in. There will be nothing that makes them look distinct from the people or the culture that surrounds them. They think the same way, talk the same way, behave the same way.
A good many don’t realise that’s what they’re doing, because they haven’t given it much thought. Some are consciously doing it, because they’re hiding. They’re scared about the hits they might take if they stood out.