I prayed this morning for God to further inspire Steve Jobs, to create new gadgets we can leverage for reaching more people.
Really, just as soon as Iphone breaks its exclusive contract with AT&T, I am buying the newest Iphone and switching to Verizon or any other AT&T alternative.
Without a doubt, I am at the farthest limit concerning the number of text messages, emails, voice mails, facebook messages, blog comments, hospital visits, house visits, and so on and so one that one person can effectively keep up with.
Even with a very powerful ministry staff and with plenty of delegation… there are way too many people who are well within my reach who need to be rescued… and God can use me to change everything for them… and they perish while they wait.
Some would argue, well anyone can reach them, and that is true… but still there are so many Christians in this earth today who are not willing to give themselves FULLY to the Lord so that He can FULLY express himself through them.
Thus, for every one Christian who FULLY embodies Christ, there are myriads of perishing people who are within reach but cannot be touched.
Please don’t misunderstand my tone. I’m not suggesting that I am God’s one lone ranger in this “wretched” earth. I am so obviously flawed (ask my family and close friends), and I’m not always FULLY available to God (though I want to be).
My point is that there have been a few times in my life when I have gone ALL THE WAY. This is one of those times, and this time more than all the other times, is blowing my mind.
Believe it or not… I can wake up at 4am and create significant chance for SOMEONE every second of every hour of every day of my life. And when my iphone text application takes 20 seconds to open verses one-second… I’m limited in the volume of text messages I can send each day.
Don’t think I’m crazy for placing so much emphasis on technology. I’ve learned to semi-master so much of what is available today the best I can as one person and his small team of dedicated volunteers. Still I have the constant frustration of operating on a miniscule budget. We desperately need a full time web/graphic designer. We need to upgrade all of our broadcasting equipment and facelift our auditorium… and…
But I have a DREAM today! When I look ahead, I think to myself, how will I lead such a gigantic ministry? How will I be able to lead this small company of legendary warriors from HERE to THERE? I feel like Moses must have felt when he was trapped between Pharaoh’s incoming army and the Red Sea.
Yet, instinctively I know, that I do not have to KNOW how it’s going to happen… I just have to know that GOD IS WITH ME and He will not take His hand off of my HEART until he has accomplished every promise!
Very soon, new resources are coming! Then we can really make the difference! Well, not all of it by ourselves of course… and not in and of our own human efforts. God has been downloading a PLAN into my spirit for the past few years… and its big!
Here is what I am trying to say this morning: Take a serious look at your whole life. How far have you gone in your relationship with God? Enough to reach the perishing people who are well within your reach? How longer must you pass on the real opportunities, to another more committed follower of Christ? What would it take for you to become that person in your circle… the one who so FULLY embodies Christ that no perishing person collapse who is within your reach? Will you be the one?
Will you be the one?
Here is the same video I posted on yesterdays blog… it’s still ripping through the deepest portals of my heart!
Today’s photo comes from photojuice.
I just finished praying for you (with tremendous passion), hoping you really feel the difference. I wish you a most triumphant Monday wherever you are in the earth today.
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With much love…
Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!