Reflection #1 – The LORD is building His Church through The Crossing, you!
those who build it labor in vain…
The meaning of Psalm 127 is that men and women by FAITH still draw up the plans, buy the resources, swing the hammer and paint the house. And as we build by faith, the Master Builder, the LORD, is using our faith and efforts to accomplish His plan in His way. He builds the house through His people so that He gets the glory of the finished product and the process while we receive the joys and benefits of the finished product and process.
If there is one thing you can take to the bank in a church plant, it is that things usually don’t go the way you plan them. When I was first planning the Crossing in my mind a couple years ago, I had the prefect plan mapped out (in my head anyway). Who was going to be coming, who the leaders were going to be, who was going to be supporting our work, where we were going to be meeting and on and on. And from the first day that I opened my mouth, He began to change the plans, literally.
Out of the first core of 25+ people, 3 are still with us today. I didn’t even know 5 of the 6 leaders of the Crossing 2 years ago. We have had Sunday Gatherings at 5 different locations in the past 8 months. These are just a few changes in “my plan” that the LORD has made since we began the Crossing.
We are working, but it is God who is working in us to will and work for His good pleasure!
The LORD gets the Glory and we get the Joy, here we come 2011.