Encouraging, Living, Reaching


March 28, 2017


Crawford Paul

Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord”. Jeremiah 17:5

It’s pretty easy when it comes to service within the local church to trust in ourselves or others.  We can continue on in a ministry on autopilot and not be serving in the power of the Spirit.

It’s good to evaluate ourselves and the ministries within the local church to see if they are being done in the flesh or the Spirit.  One of the ways we can determine the work of the Spirit is whether or not there is blessing. If I am a teacher, are people being taught and growing in knowledge? If I am running an ongoing outreach is it seeing people saved? While we don’t look for numbers we should question ministries that do not show evidence of the work of the Spirit.

Are you trusting in the Lord or the power of the flesh?  It might be time for a fresh evaluation.