On to Our Next Dream!
Sunday, 01 Jul 2012
What a dynamic and defining conference we had at Re:Union 2012! Hearts were revived, minds were renewed, the broken were restored, lives were transformed, the sick received their healing, believers were baptised with fire, pastors and leaders were inspired to another level, people spoke in new tongues,...and many souls were saved. And all this largely because you were willing to believe, and be used of God to be a blessing to all who came. Heartiest congratulations...and a huge thank you.
But this is only the beginning - to our next dream in God. The Lord showed me on Re:Union Sunday, the very morning after the Conference, that our destiny is greater than our dreams, and that it is in fact actually made up of a series of dreams come through. Re:Union 2012 @ Stadium Negara was truly a dream fulfilled. But God said to me, great as that was, it was also - gone. It's past tense. What was once the ceiling of a dream has now become the floor of the next dream. And we don't stop. We just can't. Not until we reach our destiny...no matter how many dreams it takes to get there. How exciting is life in Christ?!
So what is our next dream? God wants us to inherit nations. He said ask...and He will give us the nations for our inheritance. He wants to give us Malaysia...if we would have it. 3,000 is the number I had for Acts this year. 10,000 for next year. But God told me to dream - and ask - bigger. He's doing greater things all over the world today and He doesn't want Acts to miss any of it. He said, don't start with 3,000 - not even 10,000 - but with "nations" in mind. Church planting must never be an end in itself. Instead, it's goal must always be for national transformation and nations inheriting.
But all that begins with us - you and me - every one of us - taking small but significant steps - and making clear and committed lifestyle choices - to spread the flames of revival fire that burns so brightly within us - beginning with where we are and with who we're with. From June to December this year, I ask that the church grow small in order to grow big, i.e. to focus on those closest to you - starting with the one who didn't come for Re:Union, whether they be an existing partner, or a non-Christian friend that you've been trying to reach out to. Let's begin to make a prayer list, and commit to praying specifically - remembering to ASK - and to pray like our future really depended on it. And it does!
Let's build deeper so that we can go higher...and further with God. Let's invest into quality so that God can add into quantity. Let's be faithful with the little that we have and let God decide when He will entrust us with the more. Let's sow what's in our hands so that we may reap what's in His hands. Let's invest into people - the few that God has brought into our lives - and trust Him to turn that into the masses - just like Jesus did with and through the life of the woman at the well when she led the entire city to Him. The Bible clearly says that it is God who builds the House. I wouldn't want it any other way!
By the way, did you know, Re:Union 2013, starts today.
Dream with me,