We all have dreams. I had many dreams as a kid. By the time I was 28, all the dreams I had as a child were fulfilled. I had the large farm, the big four wheel drive tractors, truck and trailers, and employees. I use to drive down the road thinking, I can’t believe all of this is actually mine. God you are awesome!
That dream was traded in for a bigger dream, a dream for the church. For the past 24 years my dream has always been that the church would become the powerhouse that God designed it to be. A place where His power is demonstrated on a daily basis by His people living out the Kingdom in their personal lives in every line of work and circumstance. Where the weekly gathering is not the church in action per say, it is us coming together to rejoice in all that God has done this week and encouraging, challenging, inspiring us to greatness for the next. Where the sense of excitement is contagious and infectious, and you do not need to tell people they need to do something, you only need to encourage them to obey the Holy Spirit in their lives. In doing such, they live their lives with abandonment to the call that the Lord has placed upon them.
A place where, when the spirit of God meets the spirit of religion, the spirit of religion crumbles as it did in the gospels because it cannot deign that indeed something powerful has just taken place here. A place where the miraculous and the exceptional becomes the norm and as Peter says in Acts 3:12(b) – 13(a)when the lame man was healed.
….”what is so surprising about this? And why stare at us as though we had made this man walk by our own power or godliness? 13 For it is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the God of all our ancestors—who has brought glory to his servant Jesus by doing this…
A place where the problems of life (think Paul and Silas in jail) turn into praise meetings, and a gateway for the release of the miraculous and supernatural. Where common men and women become miracle workers and world changers. Where no price is too great and no sacrifice to small to be carried out with obedience and abandonment for the greater call of the Kingdom of God! Where people truly care for one another submitting to one another and give of themselves for the greater good of all, willingly serving one another.
It’s not a pipe dream. It is a reality in the making! Live it!