I’m Pumped About HIS Church Because…
I am seeing more hope in His church than I have ever seen! His church should be FULL of hope because if HE came back from the dead…then NOTHING is impossible with Him! (Luke 1:37!)
I am seeing more vision in the church than I have ever seen! People who are dreaming God sized dreams and begging God for God sized things. Leaders are facing giants, walking through fire and daring to do exactly what God says to do…and as a result His church is larger today worldwide than it has ever been!
I am seeing more creativity in the church than I have ever seen! People are BURSTING with Holy Spirit generated ideas! I was once told that the church cannot compete with organizations like Microsoft, Disney and GE. WRONG…not only do I think we can compete with them…but we can BLOW them out of the water. We have a MUCH greater message (the Gospel), a MUCH great motivation (the Great Commission), a MUCH greater generator of ideas (the Holy Spirit) and WAY more potential than ANY other organization on the planet!!!
I am seeing more churches embrace the fact that we’ve been given the message of reconciliation…and NOT the message of condemnation! (See John 3:17!) Churches are preaching the GOSPEL…not politics, not boycotts and NOT a message that screams at people who don’t know Christ for acting like they don’t know Christ.
I am seeing more churches work together and sharing ideas with one another rather than competing with each other and trying to tear each other apart!
I am seeing more young men rise up and plant churches…men with vision, passion and courage, men who refuse to accept the status quo, men with a genuine passion to see people far from God come to know Christ, men who refuse to become people pleasing pastors and who also refuse to allow critics to shape the trajectory of their ministry! Men who have been called to lead…and by God’s grace and gifting that is EXACTLY what they do!
His church is GROWING, lives are being changed, families are being put back together, the excluded are being included, addicts are being set free, repentance is being lived out…and JESUS is getting the glory for it all.
There is more potential for the church today than there has ever been…and I can’t wait to see what He does next!!!