You do understand we are more than we can imagine don't you? After all, we are the body of Christ. He blankets earth.
In the Spring I marveled at the power of individual Christians gathered at Pepperdine. During the summer I met with a unique study group in Longmont. Ah...the power of that crew; faith galore and hearts afire. And then this past weekend at Stream DFW....the marvel of men and women who dearly love God and yearn for the full life He imparts. And...this is just some of the icing to the daily Memorial Drive cake where I reside in complete fascination.
If we could know of God's family and its vast strength at this very moment we would break out into hot tears. He is both vibrant and enthusiastic in His people. Mission networks and mission teams span the globe. Young kids are planning, old veterans of the church are still praying....all the while God is designing.
The church is still reflective of Acts 2 in having daily baptisms world-wide. How many do you think are being immersed in China, in world prisons, in South Africa every day? Hundreds. And then there're Europe, and Australia....and Canada....and Mississippi....everywhere God is winning.
Try to calculate the strong and faithful Christians you know and then multiply that group by 70 x 7. When you find that sum, you can believe by faith you yet don't know the half of His wonder!
The kingdom of God is so encouraging. He is so powerful. He didn't leave His skills in the first century church to perform no more as some would have us to believe. God is rich in talent and mercy. May we be highly encouraged by latching our hearts to the glory which still radiates....around the world!