Peter asked Jesus to call him out on the stormy sea so he could walk with Him by faith. Jesus said, "Come."
In this season of many challenges when the church often cannot meet in its usual ways, we are being called upon to creatively reach others with methods we may never have utilized before.
In other words, where we might be tempted to make excuses or to ease up on our forward march for the kingdom, God is actually ramping up the call to reach out to the hearts of lost people with even more urgency and passion. Those who have never made a Zoom call or a YouTube video, done a live Facebook post or posted on Instagram are now doing these things and searching for more digital outlets for ministry. Churches are perfecting their online worship services and planning to continue them even after they resume face-to-face meetings so their community will be far larger than before.
God is on the move. Many are reporting that one thing is happening fast on top of another, though this should be a time of being stymied. Instead, the intensity of the Spirit's call and the anointing to fulfill it appear to be increasing.
Amos had a word for Israel that seems to be for many today as well: "Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won't be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills" (Amos 9:13, MSG).
If we will keep pace with Holy Spirit and aren't afraid of the new things to which He directs us, the church may very well enter into a prophesied time of its greatest harvest of lives.
Click here to listen to the Rooted by the Stream interview with Joel Yount, co-founder of Spirit Fuel, for more about God's wonderful way of calling us to new assignments that are perhaps a bit scary, but then giving us what we need for them as we are attentive, prayerful and willing to take risks.
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