There's something powerful happening on our campus. Maybe it's happening on yours too?
There is a call echoing through the spaces of our campus. There is a message reverberating within the hearts of the called. It’s turning into a crying out and it is compelling us to action! It didn’t just start this semester or this year, it’s been welling up in these spaces, the intensity increasing steadily for years. As we all draw into the heart of Christ we can’t help but sense His call for unity. We can’t help but acknowledge his passion knowing, as he left this earth, that his body would remain and it would do more than he ever did! There have been and are those that this message has captured with an intensity that will not allow them to hold it in. Like voices calling in the wilderness they have spoken and labored and woken up early and lost sleep at night and sought those that know the same voice they are hearing. And they call out and some find others and they call out together. What if it’s time? What if it’s time for ALL the individuals, ALL the small groups to come together as ONE VOICE, CRYING OUT TOGETHER A VOICE OF ONE BODY? Not just to attend one gathering, but to unite in seeking God’s plan for it, to unite in planning it with Him and then to unite in carrying it out!
What if ALL of us who are called by his name humble ourselves and seek his face and move together somehow through the spaces of our campus no more an echo, but flesh and bone. Feet bearing good news, hands picking others up, hearts funneling hope for the hopeless, eyes all around the weary swallowing the burdens around these spaces with compassion and hope. Maybe even a high five or true warm smile exchanged among those who are human strangers, but spiritual siblings! Let’s move Together.
Dreamers. Are there greater things than what we’ve asked or imagined? What have you imagined of His Kingdom or the work of His hand? What have you already seen? Is it big? Is it big enough? Could there be more than our minds can fathom? Eph 3:20. I know it is difficult to imagine and that it is counter intuitive to accept that whatever it is He is saying to you and yours, however He is leading your team or your friends it is one part of the whole. When The Father speaks and the echoes reverberate He is speaking to all of Us. There are strangers around you with the same passion, hearing the same call, feeling the same burden. The burden is dispensed across His entire Body! You have brothers and sisters pouring their lives out for the same cause as you! If you look carefully with discerning eyes upon others who call on His name, you will see Him reflecting in an amazing prismatic display, unique and perfect. Yet, probably unfamiliar and yes possibly shocking, they may even bother you. His ways are, indeed, too big for us to explain or comprehend. Let’s move Together anyway!
The Father desires ALL the souls of our campus to draw into Him. As we all live and breathe in our spaces that is the call reverberating upon His entire Body in all its uniqueness a splendid reflection and unending fluid display of His indescribable glory. And, we praise him for what he has done and we rest in the knowledge of his inexplicable grandeur. Let’s move Together before the Father because of and with Jesus surrendering ourselves as one, laying down our dreams and visions to take up His in a fresh righteousness for His Kingdom sake. For the sake of those we’ve been called together to Love with His Love. Do not listen to me! Test these words, Ask Him! He wrestled me through great obstacles to rest within these words. Do you hear this too? Are you my brother? Are you my sister? Let’s move Together, proclaiming His greatness by surrendering our pride and plans, knowledge and human allegiance worshiping as one in word and deed.
“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?” For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen. Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.” (Romans 11:33–12:3, NIV)
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