Generation to Generation
Because God can do more than we can even want or wonder, we must begin to dream dreams whose benefit and blessing reach far beyond the scope of our own lives.
For the last three weeks we’ve discussed how God is able to do far more abundantly than we can even desire or dream according to the power at work within us. God is more, not less and His power, the very power that set the universe in motion and raised Christ from the dead is presently at work within us. God not only has a vision for who we are to be, but God has placed the very power necessary for us to live these lives within our hearts through the presence of the Holy Spirit. But because this is true, because God is more not less, because God’s power is in us, because our imaginations are too small, not too big, we must begin to dream dreams for the church whose scope far exceeds our own lives. God is God and He is good “through all generations”. Long after we’re dead and gone or simply move away or leave this church, the goodness and glory of God will go on. Our hopes and dreams and visions for this community should do the same. Our faithfulness and generosity should far exceed the extent of our own lives and benefit in this community for the glory of God and the sake of the world.