There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen. You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right. Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.
— Hebrews 5:11-14 (NLT)
These verses came to me in the midst of worship, seeking to hear the Spirit’s voice. I was struck with humility as these words penetrated my heart realising, first, my own faith inadequacies; but then, seeing the inadequacies of the Church.
For all the good I see in our churches, my Spirit cries out for us to rise above the noise—the noise of the world, the noise of our church, and in that moment, the noise of the music. We are so caught up in doing good and spiritual things, we lose sight of the great and amazing things God calls His Church to attain.
I dream of a Church empowered by the Holy Spirit, living for Jesus, glorifying God in every aspect of life, from the workplace to the retirement home, from schools to jail cells, from the family home to the homeless. And this stuff happens all around the world, praise God, but it is not the norm.
God calls us to be a Church aligned with His Holy Spirit, leading and guiding us in His way, instead we continue to stumble and find our way, because we are not fully nourished by the Word of God.
Yet, do not hear me wrong and do not be discouraged, God is faithful. Despite all these things, He continues to work through our inadequacies. For this, I am eternally grateful, but it will not stop me dreaming of something greater. He will accomplish His great work, my prayer is that we are able to testify to it.