Getting onto the web here is proving harder than I thought! The off-site continues to go well… some good bonding going on. This morning, the guys on the team met at 5am for the first coast edition of Gideon’s Torch, our men’s weekly prayer meeting, while the real GT was happening 500km away at the Mavuno dome! We had a phenomenal time of bonding and prayer.
Over the last four years, I’ve shared the vision of Mavuno many times in many forums but somehow, it never grows old. As I’ve shared it with this year’s staff team, I have continually marveled at how privileged I am to lead and work with such gifted and passionate people. Many of them are going to play a significant role in leading the army that God is raising to change this continent in the years to come. It’s been said that whenever God wants to do something significant, He raises a leader. I thank God for the many different leaders He is raising up at Mavuno to lead our amazing congregation. I’m excited about 2010!
Yesterday’s bible reading was from John 4:43-54. When Jesus tells the official to go because his son would live, it says ‘the man took Jesus at his word and departed’. I prayed that God would help me act like I believe God will come through on His word, regarding all the promises that He has made to me. Today’s reading is 5:1-14. A man paralyzed for thirty eight years, yet the first question Jesus asks him is ‘do you want to be healed?’! You’d expect the answer to be obvious. But Jesus knows that it’s possible for people to get so adjusted to living in less than optimal conditions that they no longer think change is possible or even necessary.
Search my heart today God. If there are any things that are holding me back from being the son you created me to be, please expose them and deal with them. I want to be changed! I don’t want to hold back because of fear of change or complacency. I don’t want to ever get used to living a life that is not fully compliant with the vision that you have for me. AMEN