Turbulent times give us the privilege of assessing what really matters personally in our lives and what matters most for the corporate church. It asks us hard questions – which are often painful, let’s be honest – but that reveal the truth about where we are and perhaps prod us to look more carefully at where God wants us to be.
When you’re in chaos and confusion it can bring clarity to what is important, what really matters, what you want to give your life to, what you want to commit to.
So, in the chaos that has been this year, hopefully you have been able to have moments of clarity and careful evaluation, and perhaps we’ve had to come face to face with ourselves in raw honesty that we can sometimes avoid when things are easier.
Covid-19 and all 2020’s surprises may have been a surprise to us, but they weren’t to God, and He has called US to be the His Church in this time, in this place.
It is not an accident that any of us are here. We are alive in this season of history because God wants to use us right here and right now to reveal His light to the world.
Vision is all about looking, with faith, to the dreams God has for you, but these dreams don’t start in some distant reality when all the ifs and buts are sorted and when all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed. God’s vision for you, and for all of us collectively, starts TODAY. He is able to more than we can imagine. Will we trust Him? Will we step out in faith? Will we follow where He leads?
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”