Friday, April 27, 2012

The Remnant


Today, I'm linking up with Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama Blog writing for 5 minutes on the topic:

COMMUNITY

We're a small band of believers.  We like to call ourselves, "The Remnant."  

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We are what's left from a growing thriving church that fell upon hard times.  A hard fall that left us reeling even years later.  Successive hard leaders who perhaps did not know how to love the remnant.

Membership that dwindled down.

During this dwindling process, people told me I should leave, too.  It was a tempting thought.  Of course, I'd like to belong to a bigger fellowship.  More opportunities.  More spiritual blessings to be poured into me.

Or so I thought.

Still, somehow, I could never feel the leading of the Lord to leave the remnant.  And so I stayed.  Stayed and threw myself into serving.  

Because, isn't that what Jesus did?

He had many followers who fell away yet He stayed with His original community, His little band of 12 disciples.  And they changed the world.

Your community doesn't have to be big to impact the world.  You just impact each others lives in the little world to which you've been called.

STOP

4 comments:

Q said...

OH! Been there. Our church blew up and a conservative, precious remnant started fresh, rising like a Phoenix. (In Phoenix, actually!) Anyway, good job on staying where the Lord leads. Numbers don't equate blessing, obedience does! :) Have a lovely weekend!

Ashley Ditto said...

Love this post! Very true! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :)

Growing Mama said...

Wow, I love this post. I live in a small little city and sometimes I think I would much rather prefer a big city because of all the things going on there. In reality though, that's not where the Lord is calling me to go. He has planted me right here where I am meant to be for now. Thankls for opening my eyes to the value in small communities.

Growing Mama

Rachel said...

So sorry to hear about the hurt your church has faced but I am blessed by your attitude and know the Lord will honor you (and the others who've remained) for being faithful to HIM!! Enjoyed reading and looking forward to following along in the future...God bless!