Church consultant Gil Rendle writes about “The Happiness Trap.” When our goal in church life is to keep as many people as happy or pleased as much of the time as possible…then we are in the happiness trap. Is this what Jesus gave his life for? For us to be pleased with how our church is running? Is it about our comfort and contentment? When we look at the Jesus we see in the Gospels, we don’t see a Savior overly concerned with the personal preferences or comfort of his disciples.
Prayer Thought: Reflect with God on how you evaluate church. If not the happiness of the members, then what is it about?