Woke up this morning to beautiful sunshine and 73 degrees! Saw a little of Baton Rouge, but mainly sat in the sun this afternoon, before heading to the conference this evening. Healing Place Church has done a great job so far hosting the Greater Things Conference.
Joyce Meyer ws the keynote speaker, and she did a great job pointing out the fact that too many Christians and churches are falling down in the “love” department. We go about saying we love one another, when our actions look more like we have a “Do Not Disturb” sign hung around our neck. We are too busy waiting for the Lord to tell us what our ministry is while walking past real needs we can meet every day. She cited some statistics that drove the point home that if the Church in the US would start acting to fill the needs of others, there would be a lot less need in our country, going on to make a point that I’ve cited here several times: We’ve let the government take over our job. The government is not anointed to take care of the poor, the widow, the sick and the marginalized, the church is. And we need to quit waiting for something big to happen someday and start doing the small things that are right in front of us today. We don’t need a committee or a prayer meeting before we can get started.
We just need to put on love, every day, as deliberately as we put on clothes.