We went to Bethel Atlanta (www.bethelatlanta.com/) last Sunday to worship with Jason Upton. A couple prayed for us as we stood in line to get in the sanctuary (When was it the last time you had to stand in line and wait to get in the sanctuary to worship?). The woman said to me our focus for ministry is merely on the front page of a brochure. She believed the Lord told her we’re not looking or can’t see the rest that unfolds like a multi-paneled brochure. She said, “It’s much more than you realize.”
This experience reminded me of the words of encouragement that came to us from several sources over the last few years. The words conveyed a similar theme – you don’t realize what’s coming – it’s beyond what you’ve thought or imagined.
I am blessed and strongly encouraged today. What is yet to come to many different places in this country will dwarf what happened in the past. What is going on now by virtue of the love and power of God in particular places will overflow into many other sectors and regions and people groups. It’s much more than you realize. Alleluia!
Don’t be discouraged. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be doubtful. God is good and does good (Ps. 119: 68). Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for you will be filled (Matt. 5: 6). And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? (Luke 18: 7)
It’s a good day to be alive.