“If you’ve sat through this class and paid attention, you can’t settle for ordinary American Christianity without blatantly disobeying God.” – Perspectives Alumni
Monday night wrapped up another semester of Perspectives on the World Christian movement. We had a great dinner and talked about what God’s been doing in everyone’s lives through the course. I was once again blown away by the things people said. God is so good to provide avenues like Perspectives to disciple His people to greater things.
Before we ended the evening we sang “Take my Life”, a beautiful hymn about giving our all over to God, and prayed together. There were some tears. There was some laughter. And there were a lot of question marks as people discussed how they no longer had a ‘five year plan.’
And that’s ok. Over and over again, I feel like God is showing me that… my plans, however intentional they may be, are not the point (and quite frankly, seem to become far more about my mission than God’s in the end.)
Oswald Chambers once wrote: “We have no right to decide where we should be placed, or to have preconceived ideas as to what God is preparing us to do. God engineers everything; and wherever He places us, our one supreme goal should be to pour out our lives in wholehearted devotion to Him in that particular work. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might . . .” (Ecclesiastes 9:10).”
I love helping coordinate Perspectives. I love seeing people catch a vision for the world they just didn’t see before. And I love being a part of a group of people who are on fire for God. Today, I’m just thankful for the opportunity to mobilize the church in this way – and look forward to where that leads in the days to come…