I’m indebted to any leader both past and present that have sown words of life, counsel and direction into my leadership journey. There are moments where I don’t know what to do with a dream birthed inside me, yet it’s the godly counsel of those around me that continue to shape how a dream became reality.
As the seasons barrel forward, I continue to look to the next generation and the call that God has placed on their lives whether they realize it or not. I believe there are God size dreams and visions in the hearts and minds of 20 and 30 somethings right here in North America. I see the Kingdom of God advancing in many ways and I continue to get a picture of what Heaven will be like.
9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne,and to the Lamb.” – Revelations 7:9,10 (NIV)
If heaven is going to be slam packed, beyond what the eyes can see with people from every tribe, tongue and nation, we have an unprecedentated opportunity in the HERE and NOW in our cities here in North America. Jesus even prayed,
10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. – Matthew 6:10 (NIV)
I firmly believe that we live in the most multi-ethnic, multi-cultural cities in the World and Christ intended Heaven’s reality to exist in the Here and Now on Earth. If God has put something in your heart about lost souls in your city or somewhere else, I encourage you to join the conversation as we gather in Orlando to move beyond visions and dreams but walking out the Great Commission to advance the Church of Jesus in the Here and Now.