Yesterday I brought up a small fear I have…here it is: does God want his church to be poor and small? This question came out of a discussion about how hard we sometimes work to grow the church…to the point where we own it more than God. Why do we do that? Are we afraid that if we let go, God will keep His church small and poor?
After some great discussion we came to the conclusion that blessed are the poor in spirit and great leadership is marked by humility. How does that relate to the above? We recognized that the early church grew rapidly and often there were gatherings of thousands. But the leaders were humble and poor in spirit. They were small and poor individually so God could be big and rich in others.
What do you think?