Live our best life now as we navigate new worshiping our creator.
The walk of faith is pushing forward into the unknown fearless.
Just as at any birth a new born has to be pushed along a restrictive birth canal to encounter the unknown world it was destined to be part of.
Churches are sensing an urgency to deliver a new, an unseen into a changing environment.
There is a pressure sense of having to become quickly, mature by force to bloom like hot house blooms of perfection that have been artificially stretched without the privilege of steadily maturing over time.
There is an expectancy of us to be modelling a new that we have not yet seen ourselves.
To successfully pass on to the next generation a way and perfection that we have not been trained in to become expert at ourselves.
It’s as if we are suddenly being asked to raise up Fathers instead of sons from a place of not being a Father yet.
The season has an excitement and expectation and yet a trepidation.
The church is on an upward growth curve unlike any yet seen, unprecedented.
There is comfort in those scriptures that say God will equip us for whatever He calls us to do.
Comfort in that it will be through His and not our own strength.
Comfort that it is one generation which will tell another not just by instructing but by walking with.
That we walk with the wise to become wise and that God is our heavenly wisdom.
We are therefore not just reaching the new but growing them.
The development, birthing of the new fruits cannot be learnt it comes from the strength of the vine through the branches.
There is no demand on the branch other than support.
The demand is only upon the vine source. It can be depended upon to bring nourishment and to develop the perfect unique replication of the original and its purpose.
This is for an expansion plan not for cloning identical but for birthing, equipping and mobilising based on the original DNA unmodified by human intervention but by God’s.
Greater is He that is within us and greater is the kingdom light than the darkness.
The illustration shows the growth of unique individual fruits supported by the branch but with its origin in the DNA of the parent vine. Light pushing darkness back
Five Scriptures that come to mind:
“equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”Hebrews 13:21 ESV
“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”Philippians 2:12-13 ESV
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV
“that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments;
They did not keep God’s covenant, but refused to walk according to his law.”
Psalm 78:6-7, 10 ESV
“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”1 John 4:4 ESV
The song Today Tomorrow and Forever. Sanctus Real https://youtu.be/alN51nvINIk