My God-Sized Dream
“I have a dream” – that one day Christians would be warm, caring, non legalistic, non self-righteous, authentic, passionate followers of Jesus.
The broken, the irreligious, the fallen, the different, and the unlovely would be welcomed there.
They would measure success by the depth of their love, not by the number of their flock, size of the budget, or beauty of their buildings.
I’m dreaming of a day when Christians would stay married when times are tough; when forgiveness is sought and granted and predictable struggles would result in humbly coming to God, His Word, and a wise brother or sister for wisdom and help.
I’m dreaming of a day when parents model holiness, purity, and set boundaries for their children to protect them from the seductive world system (that promises everything and delivers death).
I’m dreaming of a day when parents eat together and laugh, tell stories of God’s love at bedtime, tickle each other to tears, spill popcorn on the floor, pray about tests, lost friends, and neighbors, and make their house the most exciting and fun place on the block.
I’m dreaming of a day when Christians know their neighbors names and eat hamburgers in the back yard; a day when … we’re known by our love.
I’m dreaming of a day when churches work together to paint schools, clean parks, build houses in the tough part of town, and refuse to care who gets the credit.
I’m dreaming of a day when Christians would be known for what we are “for” more than what we are against; a day when prayer would be viewed as more powerful than politics, and people would be valued and treated with dignity even if what they believe is anti-?to all we stand for.
I’m dreaming of a day when Christians would cease to be so concerned about being “cool,” hip, cutting edge and relevant, and simply be consistent, caring, and committed to become like Jesus and do what He says.
I’m dreaming of a day when 9 out of 10 Christians would think it abnormal and strange if they did not:
Live before God daily - In His Word/prayer
Do life in community – Small group authentic relationships weekly
Be on mission 24/7
This is a dream I can’t shake. It’s a dream that Christians everywhere, in every culture, in every country, in every expression of Christ’s church, would simply “live like Christians!”
Maybe it’s because this isn’t my dream at all, it’s Jesus’ divine will and prayer for His church … It’s what He meant when He taught us to pray …
“May Thy will be done and Thy Kingdom come, on earth as it is in Heaven.”