You know it's been said that in most churches 10% of the people do 90% of the work. I have found this to be true - not so much in Dunamis Church - but in the church at large.
The reality is that there are many, many, many dormant believers. People who genuinely love God and have a trust in Him and a confidence in their eternity - because they have received Jesus as Lord of their lives and trusting in His saving grace for the forgiveness of their sin and salvation of their souls. They have been baptized in water and perhaps even baptized in the Holy Spirit - they speak in tongues and perhaps even hear the voice of God. All of these things and many more are available to EVERY believer. Yet in all of this many remain unfruitful. There could be many reasons for this but today I just want to highlight one:
Many simply never press through to the point of death to self-will - enough to actually BE HIS DISCIPLE (follower).
Can you believe that? I really believe that someone can have a real love and appreciation for Jesus and all that He's done - but yet never truly, deeply - follow Him. You can follow someone's principles for life - yet not follow THEM. You can listen and agree mentally and even emotionally with someone's teachings - yet not follow THEM.
Look at these words of Jesus:
24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?" - Matthew 16:24-26
How often do you actually DENY yourself - what you want, pleasure, the stuff you want to do on a Friday or Saturday night - on a week night? When work is over and the time is not "your time" - what do you do?
Do you consider the will of God? Or simply veg out in front of the tube?
These and other questions of the same nature are important simply because we need to ask ourselves why many of us are not fulfilling the great commission. If you are a believer and your life doesn't feel full of God and you are not excited about His mandate and mission for your life - you are missing out big time!
Not to say that there isn't time for relaxation and vegging out - but to most definitely ask the question if the will of God is sought and considered on a daily basis?
This is where the quote on quote - 90% - are missing it. They haven't crossed the road of the cross fully. They haven't died - so they CAN LIVE. They haven't laid down their agendas, will, desires at the feet of Jesus - to really know His agenda, will, and desires for them.
I challenge you to ask yourself this question: is my life laid down at the feet of the Master of the Universe - Jesus Christ?
If it is not, I encourage you with all my heart to lay it down today. Begin to seek Him with all your heart! Get into the church - PLUG IN - that God is leading you to. If you don't know where He is leading you - just start going to churches that passionately worship Jesus. That you don't have to necessarily rock a suit and tie to fit in - and that you sense the Spirit of God moving!
God wants to increase the number of believers that are fruitful for His kingdom - the question is: are you going to be one?