. Here is some things He showed me.
It is only seven verses from "blessed are you...the rock on which I will build my church" to "get thee behind me Satan." Check it out click here. Spiritual forces are warring against us. That's a good sign but I hate it when they work through my short comings. Peter and I have a lot in common. Both of us need to get out of God's way. I am betting that day, Peter wasn't sure about the whole church idea either. So, just in case you're worried about our leadership, God built a church on a man that denied Him three times, anyway. I trust in our imperfect leaders. I trust our perfect God, even more . I am providing nothing except my obedience. If I am obedient to God, I am in no way obligated to make this a success. (but I trust it will be ) He is doing the building. I trust God
Could we build something cheaper? Absolutely, but then we would be building it. If God has unlimited resources, can we afford to settle for mediocre? I believe God wants to show up, but will He, if we dream small? Right about now, if Moses was here, he'd say, " be careful this could cost you forty years of wandering". It was a strange set of circumstances that led me to the Rock, a church I didn't want to go to, and didn't like at first, but now love. It has been life changing for me. I can't put a price tag on that. Just like I can't put a price tag on the soul that we might not reach any other way without this building. One soul escaping hell is worth a hundred buildings. When Jesus went " all in" for us, the cost was much higher.
Are the stakes high? You bet. No you check, I'll bet. I'll go "all in". As with any "all in" bet, I am praying. I'm not betting on my pastor. I am not betting with my money. I am betting with Jesus. I am betting on God. All bets are final. It's the only safe bet.