I want God to ignite my words with a match made in Heaven so that they burn in the heart of everyone who reads them or hears them, making them a furnace that spreads God’s warmth and light around the world.
The First Spirit-Led, Christ-Centered Town Hall Meeting (Ekklesia) Was Windy!
The sound of mighty rushing wind Spread visible spiritual fire To all of Jesus’ gathered disciples Opening their mouths With supernatural words And giving them boldness To hit the streets Rejoicing with The living Jesus So that people From around the world Could hear and see The marvelous liberty Of Christ in you The hope of glory!
That wind continues to blow But too few actually know And surrender to The mind-blowing Power and presence Of the Holy Spirit.
Instead, we let the walls Of institutionalism And pride Cause us to hide As we substitute religious formalism For Spirit-led freedom.
Now is the time For Christ-followers To go beyond dry dock And set sail In the wind Of the Spirit. Launch out!
Christianity is supposed To be windy, Not trendy. Set your sails To align with God!
I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
I wholeheartedly agree with this post, but the sad thing is even if the wind is apparent, the person has the ability to tack their vessel and go in a direction contrary to the wind’s desire. (Yes I’m using sailing terminology to make my point)