In Henry Blackaby’s study Experiencing God he encourages Christians regarding how to follow God and discern His will. This applies in the life of a church as much as that of an individual. Consider these quotes from The Experiencing God workbook. While this may be a dated work, what he writes is worth thinking over seriously and closely…
“See where God is at work and join Him” (Pgs 13, 15, 23, 32, 64).
“Understanding what God is about to do where I am is more important than telling God what I want to do for Him” (Pg 29).
“As I function in relationship in the church, I depend on others in the church to help me understand God’s will” (Pg 105).
“When God tells me what He wants to do through me I will face a crisis of belief” (Pg 109).
“Faith without action is dead” (Pg 123).
“You cannot stay where you are and go with God” (Pg 127).
“Obedience is costly to you” (Pg 133).
“Obedience is costly to those around you” (Pg 136).
“Obedience requires total dependence on God to work through you” (Pg 140).
“Obedience means joy and uninterrupted fellowship with God” (Pg 149).
“God will never give… an assignment that He will not enable… to complete” (Pg 157).
“A church comes to know the will of God when the whole body understands what Christ… the Head… is telling them” (Pg167).
“Right relationships with God are far more important than buildings, budgets, programs, methods, church personnel, size, or anything else” (Pg 178).
“You cannot be in true fellowship with God and out of fellowship with your fellow Christians” (Pg 193).
Seriously… have you ever thought through these things as part of how you live your life? “Experiencing God” may be a dated work, but the truths are still accurate for us all.