Saturday, August 9, 2008
I went to a really cool conference a couple of weeks ago, the Willow Creek Leadership Summit. I usually have high expectations for such things, and sometimes it's... Well, you fill in the blank. Not this time, it was outstanding!
Then, when I arrived at home, I got to see my awesome family, which was way cool. After a while, my bride handed me an envelope, with a note from someone really special to me. Personalized encouragement, sent from God. That's how I received it. And that was super way cool!!!
I had told my friend about our new kingdom opportunity in working with the College-Age group at our Church and me now being on the ministry staff there.
He was really encouraging and ended the note with this admonition: Dream BIG. Work Hard. Trust.
Yes and Amen to that!
Can you feel it? It's the Kingdom, the one with THE KING. It's growing. It's going. It's wild. It's free. It's setting loose the captives, and breaking through into the darkness, and tearing loose the strongholds, and proclaiming the Good News to the brokenhearted...
Jesus. That's the only name that is worthy of such a cool admonition.
Dream BIG. Work Hard. Trust.
Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.