Just a year ago I was speaking at our leadership retreat and one of the common thoughts that had been on my heart was the words of Jesus in John:
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. – John 14:12
Over the past year we have seen God do some pretty amazing and great things. Two adult baptisms in the past two weeks. Two more possibly in the next 4 weeks! The start of 2 new ministries that we had been dreaming about for years: Small Wonders and the Middle School Ministry (which needs a cool name by the way :-)) All of that and so much more has been accomplished in a year!
Yet still, I find fear creeping into my heart! Fear about the future, fear about myself and my abilities, fear about finances, fear about those who leave! All of these creep in and rob me of the POWER and JOY found in resting in God. Today I was reminded by one of our staff members and by a very simple song that our future and our ability to see changed lives – more and better – is held in the strong hand of our mighty God! So, I share this with you in a very transparent way because I know that I am at times gripped by fear and I don’t want to be anymore. I truly believe that God is and will use us to do even greater things, regardless of what we do or don’t have and regardless of what others think or say.
Thank you for giving your lives for more and better followers of Jesus. Let’s keep risking together! Risking our time, money, and whatever else God would allow us to risk for His glory and more and better followers of Christ.
P.S. The song that was impacting me is called: Every Giant Will Fall by rend collective. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXLMw13adQ8