Louder Than Words

I’m reminded of the importance of character more often than I ever wished. One of those instances was yesterday when I found out about the moral failure of someone whose ministry I had been following for quite some time. I won’t be dropping the name because I don’t want to add to the gossip. I will, however, be praying for their restoration.

A few months ago, I started reading Louder Than Words by Andy Stanley. I never finished it. It’s amazing how little importance we place on who we are behind closed doors when it comes to keeping up appearances outside of those doors. I’ll be picking the book back up today in an effort to refocus.

If you spend all your time building the outside, the lack of support inside will cause everything to fall.

On a side note, it’s funny how God reaffirms things. Right when I sat down to start writing this, David Platt tweeted this:

Mt. 4:1-17 – The purity of our lives is more important than the success of our ministries.

Wow.


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