What I believe about God is plastered all over my actions. They are as indelible as graffiti on freshly painted stucco.
Planting churches and serving as a pastor has forced me to observe the areas of my life where my actions oppose my theology.
For example… Theologically, I believe that God grows the church (1 Cor. 3:6), not man. Yet most days my actions display that I believe that the growth of the church rests squarely on my shoulders. So, I work like THIS GUY – and justify it with catchy phrases like, “Pray like it depends on God and work like it depends on you” The truth is… over the past four years I have worked much harder than I have prayed while preaching a steady diet of faith over works to my congregation. God, please forgive me.
Spiritual growth is the process of merging my action and my theology.