“Then had the churches rest throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, were multiplied” (Acts 9:31).
Several leaders of various ministries were booked on the same flight. As they sat at the gate, they enjoyed the fellowship they shared in the work of the gospel and the ministry of the Lord. Quietly, away from the growing crowd, these leaders spoke with heavy hearts. As they were participating in the same conference, they knew that the church to which they were traveling was about the only healthy church in the area. “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could return to the situation of Acts 9:31?” one of the leaders said to the others. “Honestly. This progress report is so powerful. Let’s pray that it will be so,” he concluded. Friends, for me to ask if this description is true in your local church, I have to ask if it is true in your life. I’m asking myself the same thing.
For today: Remember that your church is a reflection of each member’s personal walk with the Lord.