For generations the focus within the four walls of the Church has been on one person's vision. That person was the one in the pulpit. Their vision was exalted above everyone else's vision. The congregation existed to serve the vision of the head.
I have heard many, many times during my years when leading a church, "You can only have one vision. If you have two visions you have division or if there are two heads or two visions, then you have a monster." These words, which by the way, I also used, back in the day. Some leaders speak them to control the congregation into serving their vision only.
Many within the Church have been given a vision by the Lord. The vision that they have is one part of a divine plan to see Christ's Kingdom on display in the earth. What if everyone in the...(more)
The world is being blanketed by layers of fear that grow daily; equally, so too our trust in God must increase. We will not succumb to the lies of the world we live in, for this is NOT our home. Our home is in Christ, we live in Him - we are safe and secure in the arms of our Beloved. We will not relent - we WILL trust our God - He will NEVER forsake us. He will never forsake you!
For, "The Lord frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes. But the Lord's plans stand firm forever; His intentions can never be shaken." Psalm 33:10-11
So, "We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in...(more)
"And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?' that is, 'My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?'" Matthew 27:46
I believe many people have recently stepped with the Lord into the great unknown transitioning from one season to the next; a courageous step of obedience putting you in position for a "But God" moment that only He can finish and bring to pass. And He will!
Yet, so many who have stepped obediently into that moment with great faith have also suddenly felt forsaken while they stand upon the waters of the deep. The journey of promise and the step of faith begin with "God with us"; so to suddenly find ourselves in a moment where we may feel forsaken to our faith and obedience is a cry so deep inside, it can only be...(more)