It’s more than a dream; it’s the story of what God is doing right now.
The sun shines in my soul, regardless of the conditions outside my bedroom window. It warms me at night as I fade off into sleep. It’s the vision of building a definition of heart-led shalom so people of this age can rediscover what has been buried in the dust for almost two thousand years.
We aren’t better than anyone who came before us. This is a simple matter that God has chosen to move in our day, and we are blessed to see it. If we seize this opportunity, it will change tomorrow for a lot people. I’ll grant you it isn’t changing much for today, but our mission is to establish this thing so that others can later find something that answers to that longing call in their hearts.
This is my mission. It can be yours, since it’s hardly defined by my vision alone. Don’t ask me how I got started on this path. All I did was keep seeking until I found it, not settling for lesser answers that couldn’t bring peace. But now that I’m here, I find it’s just the bare beginning. It’s like clearing away the dust of massive buried ruins using a toothbrush. I can’t do this alone, but I’m not intimidated by the size of the task.
Does it call you, too? We have to start somewhere. We will hardly be able to finish anything this monumental, but if we don’t start, nothing will change. What needs to change is that people are granted once more the full revelation of God, the whole truth of how we are designed for better things, but we must escape this world. Our hearts are the part of us that crosses over the boundary first. Somewhere down the road, the Lord bring the rest of our selves across that invisible boundary.
This is my mission in life.