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A third group of pew warmers are new converts, new at business of serving Lord. They have so many new terms to learn, programs to follow, acceptable etiquette to catch, attire to transform, and things to grasp that they may not know if they're coming or going.
They need us to come along side and help, not preach at them.
A fourth group of pew warmers may not need to be noticed. They may minister throughout week, while others take a holiday. They could be among our greatest prayer warriors. Yet, we thank them by judging.
A fifth group of pew warmers, those waiting to measure up, are still waiting. They believed man when he said they needed to pass a spiritual test first, but rules keep changing. No point of acceptance with God opens that door. He isn't one who closed it.
A sixth group of pew warmers possible aren't Christian at all. They may either be new or have efficiently warmed a pew for a lifetime. No one bothered to check their salvation.
A seventh group of pew warmers may be patiently waiting to serve while others think themselves so great they don't need help.
When we attempt to name another's sin, things are rarely what they seem. Pointing our finger at another leaves most of fingers pointing at real problem (Ps. 119:165).
God may not answer our prayers for more laborers until we use one He gave us.
© by Joyce C. Lock http://my.homewithgod.com/blessingsandlessons/ This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact, for non-profit ministering purposes.
In addition to being a published author and poet, Joyce C. Lock created the religion column, "Christianity Made Simple" for Peru Daily Tribune, continues to write inspirational articles for area newspapers, and shares further in online and e-mail ministries.