Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Letting God Do the Work

This morning a few local pastors and I went out to Stockholm Lutheran Church out in the country southwest of Cokato. I was blessed back in the '70s by knowing Greg, the son of the then pastor of the church. He was the first person to pray with me as a young adult and to lead me to Bible study. The Holy Spirit continues to work through his dad's former church as in all churches where the Word of God is. Imperfectly to be sure.

Today after our regular weekly prayer time, the local pastors decided to follow that church's lead in a project to feed the hungry. It had been proposed to get this project going through the clergy group, but the energy for the project resides in that particular rural church. So we gave up our idea of doing it through the clergy group and will support Stockholm. Better to follow that lead than to work hard drumming up something in our own churches.

God works when people are in relationship with one another, especially in local congregations. We ought to be aware of this and share and rejoice in what God is doing among us already! I think that's part of what it means to "not worry" and instead "seek y'all first the kingdom of God and His righteousness." GOD's kingdom and GOD's righteousness. When we try to do it on our own it's not God's.

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