We need an innovative edge to spiritual leadership in the twenty-first century. Business as usual isn’t changing the world. Something isn’t working when we see churches closing and too many others continuing just what they’re doing and never noticing that the Holy Spirit didn’t show up. You discover afresh that no one is more creative than the Creator of the universe–and that if you can tap into Him, you’ll be surprised at the things He shows you.
People who write neat books have seen Jesus fresh. People reading the books are excited by the writer’s fresh view. The challenge is to achieve personal freshness, not to clone the writer’s experience as our own.
Jesus promised that “he who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do…” (John 14:12). Those greater works, as he explained, happen as we allow the Holy Spirit to empower, teach, and guide us.
The Holy Spirit works in the arena of faith. The Spirit wants you to be willing to step over the edge and float on thin air. The great saints of old learned to walk by way of promises, not through someone else’s program. They learned that “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11: 1-2). As Joshua, they led others to new places, (Nepal) reminding them to depend on God because you have not passed this way before” (Joshua 3:4). They pressed ahead, believing “eye has not seen and ear has not heard… all that God has prepared” (1 Corinthians 2:9). They knew that to live by God’s promises they had to hear the Spirit and be led step-by-step.
Deep inside of you the Lord is leading you to make a huge step toward Him, it includes Nepal. Step out into the thin air and travel with us to Nepal this year, or maybe your faith stretch includes giving something beyond your normal generous gifting. Do it now and see if you will do even greater things than Jesus did when He walked were you are right now.
Pray for Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan Please