Winning streaks can ruin a church. Too much continual growth, too much peace, too much “vision.” I know this may sound weird, but too much of a good thing can kill us if we’re not careful. It’s not that “success” is bad for us or the Kingdom. It’s that we tend to forget the Lord over prolonged periods of blessing. When we forget the Lord, our ministry turn mechanical, our egos inflate, and we can become reckless with regards to righteousness.
Armillaria Ostoyae grows in the Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon. It is pictured to the left, and known a bit better as the honey mushroom. Based on its diminutive appearance and lack of notoriety, one could hardly know it is the world's largest living organism. That's right. THE LARGEST.