In Me And Through Me

Most of us preachers are keenly aware of what we want God to do through us.

Usually, that involves things like growing a bigger, better church, one that prevails agaist the current culture of decline and advances the kingdom of God.

I’m OK with God doing something like that through me.

But is not the rather more important question what God is doing in me?

For example, am I cooperating with God as he endeavors to make me . . . .

more loving & less judgmental

more hopeful & less cynical

more content & less greedy

more forgiving & less conspiratorial

more like him & less like me?

Maybe, just maybe, if I allowed God to do more in me, then he’d be eager to do more through me.