One of the most beautiful things I have seen in the body of Christ is bold, shameless eagerness that young believers get once they realize the authority and power they have, when God is on their side. In most cases, it leads to outlandish plans of million-man-march proportions, but there is nothing more refreshing. Incredible things are being accomplished across the world for the Kingdom and each began as a mustard seed. Young dreamers hear the same way as established visionaries, because the Holy Spirit is no respecter of age, or demographic, education level, even legal record, for that matter. We must encourage, not stifle innovation, for the sake of the alternative-complacency, status-quo, fear of change. All God breathed dreams have legitimacy, and He is still revealing these through inspiration, creativity, and origination, all attributes He has privileged us with. With reality as a reminder, our generation is the future leader of the Church, and He is developing those leaders right now. I pray God is piercing our hearts with His direction, and that we are listening for His guidance. The truth of the matter is, the most loud and obvious God has been in many believer’s lives was at the beginning of their pursuit of Him, and this must not be discredited. He does still speak, and He does have plans the world has never seen. God told the Prophet Habakkuk, “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false.”(Habakkuk 2:2,3) Record, share inspirations and visions from God, not so much for posterity as with Habakkuk’s case, but for preservation until it does happen. It goes on to say, “Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” It is a patiently, extraordinary principle that finds balance somewhere between a supernatural God, that is accomplishing impossible things in a natural world.
There is nothing like God inspired aspiration. It is the purest, most stout motivational tool I have ever experienced. It keeps me focused when vain ambitions seep through, and graciously protects my mind from old pursuits. It is the most adventurous, fulfilling thing I have ever experienced. Yet, until only recently have I actually seen myself involved with these visions of grandeur. You see, up until this point every time I had ideas of amazing feats for Christ, it was through other people. For the most part, throughout the day my internal conversations have centered around my beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, and whether they line up with the Word of God. But, over the past three weeks I have been blown away by God. The conversation has shifted from an internal emphasis more towards an outward focus. I am like an irrational sports fan the first day of spring training, or two-a-days, envisioning Gatorade baths and cutting down nets. God is building on the momentum generated in Asia and it is irresistible. Life is definitely half-full and aren’t we called to be the most hopeful people. Paul said it best, “This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open. God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple. That is the substance of our Message.” (Colossians 1:26,27 MSG)
Until next time.
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You Go Anthony …dream big with God
and run the race with passion and faith.