I continue to be amazed at what God does. Almost everyday I notice a few things (God does many things everyday that I do not notice...my fault, not God's) that God performs to wake me up to His awesomeness. One such occurrence happened a few weeks ago and I continue to be astonished.
As many of you know, the church members of Hidden Valley Church, voted on October 8th, to dissolve their congregation as an entity, and to join the vision and mission of New Vintage Church. They also chose to give NVC their debt-free building and assets. Wow!
Everyone I tell of this are shocked and amazed! Who gives away their church, history, authority, building and assets? Most hang onto those elements as long as they can. Most want church to be "their way", and not allow anything to change. We often things "old folks" don't change. That they are stuck in their ways. That life has to be done their way!
As I become closer in age to those "old folks" I can acknowledge that it is easy to become stuck in a way of thinking and not want to change. Human conditioning can often take over so that God and His power move from plain sight. But what happened in the situation at Hidden Valley Church, was for people to allow God to be seen and move in a powerful way. The average age of the church membership at Hidden Valley is 64. And praise be to God for what He has done.
So may I keep allowing God to break my pride so that He may be seen instead of me! How about you? What lessons do you learn from this selflessness?