Happy New Year Guys! I am so excited about this year mainly because I am seeing many of my friends in the body of Christ rise up with purpose and passion to run boldly in the calling Christ has on their lives. I am filled with GREAT joy and hope, in anticipation of how God will use the church to accomplish His will this year. He’s coming back and in the meantime, we have a role to play.
The title track of my EP, due out at the beginning of February, is UNSHAKEABLE and I have been really been thinking about that word a lot lately. In a world where very little in our culture has staying power and the culture constantly encourages immediate gratification, we, as followers of Christ, are called to run a race of endurance, setting our attention not on momentary pleasure, but rather on running and enduring a race of faith that is transforming us from glory to glory- all the way to the finish line, where the ultimate prize is an eternal inheritance: an UN-SHAKE-ABLE KINGDOM. God’s Kingdom.
Hebrews 12:28 in The Message Bible says “Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God.” I’ll be the first to say that there are loads of days when I get distracted and lose sight of the finish line and even who I’m running for, but my prayer this year is to run not the fastest, easiest race, but rather to run a consistent, focused race with God’s Unshakeable Kingdom in the forefront of my mind. There will be days when I fall and there will be days when I’m worn out and want to quit, but with the finish line in mind, how in the world could I forfeit the divine opportunity to run such a race? God’s only Son, Jesus, came and ran before us, the most difficult, excruciating race that has ever been run. He himself has designed the course. He knows it well and has promised to be with you and me EVERY step of the way, all the way to the finish line.
It’s time for a shake down. I’m asking the Lord to help me get rid of the junk and the clutter that weighs me down and keeps me from moving forward, so that by His spirit I may, one step- at- a- time, move toward the unshakeable. Who’s with me?