As I came across this verse this morning in my time with Jesus, I was stopped in my tracks like a deer who comes across a mountain lion on the path in front of him. I read it again. I grabbed my highlighter and marked it up in my Bible like a kid passionately coloring a picture in her coloring book. And here’s what I wrote in my journal:
“Oh God — I pray this verse as a reality for my family; for Purpose Church; for the Purpose Claremont community; for our nation and world. Please, I pray, create new things that leave us revived in following you.”
I want to see God do such incredible and mind-boggling things that we are left in awe of all of it. Luke recorded in Acts 2 that “awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles” (Acts 2:43). Oh how I long for this same exact thing.
I am so thankful that I get to walk this journey called life with each and every single one of you. I am beyond grateful that we get to engage in the mission that Jesus has given us as a community to see EVERYONE EVERYWHERE FOLLOWING JESUS. And I am excited to see what God continues to do, expecting and believing that the best and speech-robbing things are still to come.
I truly do love you more than you know.