Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater

Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. I Cor. 15:58b

God does not lead us to develop practices and programs but to find effective ways to communicate love and truth. That said, sometimes, in our zeal to embrace Spirit-led change in our methods we tend to pronounce “failure” on all our past efforts, or worse, yet, the efforts of other believers. We can trust the Holy Spirit to continue His redemptive work  in lives touched by our flawed efforts at following; He always has.

Lord help me to carry what I’ve been doing effectively into what I will start doing differently.