Last week I had a memorable journey Down Under as I was at Royree Jensen’s church, River of Life Centre, in Brisbane!
Many who attended were impacted by the powerful Presence of God during this conference hosted by HIM Australia: Ruined for the Ordinary! There was nothing ordinary about this amazing Spirit-filled gathering. On Thursday we held a healing service, and a great number of people testified of experiencing a miracle in their bodies! All glory be to God!
After a few days back home, I’ll be heading to Cornerstone Church in Toledo, Oh., for this year’s Heaven on Earth Conference. Partnering with their focus on Cities Can Be Won, I’ll be speaking on Wednesday as the conference runs Oct. 5-9.
Learning from Life Together
Lately I’ve been sharing about how God’s grace is empowering and transformational in the lives of those who follow Christ. Another key way God wants to impact you with His grace is by your involvement in the local church.
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Prov. 27:17
Everyone has been hurt or disappointed at one time or another by the local church, but we don’t have to let it cause us to disconnect.
Jesus is a perfect example of this in His relationship with His very own disciples. Simon Peter denied Him, and Judas Iscariot betrayed Him. But Jesus was constantly offering a chance of redemption, relationship and growth right up until the last moment to both men. The difference between Judas and Peter is that Peter allowed his disappointing denial of Jesus to be turned around into an opportunity for growth, and it enabled him to walk into destiny.
THE Imperfect Church
God has ordained the Church to be imperfect. It’s according to His plan that there are people around you who rub you the wrong way. His goal isn’t to remove you from the uncomfortable—it’s to use the uncomfortable to change you!
God is committed to transforming you into His image, so He will put you to the test as you live in a community of imperfect people.
Ready To fulfill Your Destiny
Stay tuned as I unpack more on how you can grow in faith-filled community and destiny in my blog next week!