4. Building for More
“The foundation is the most important part of the building, for it determines the size, shape, and strength of the structure.”
Here in the city of Hamburg there is a beautiful church building that has a tower that the public is able to go to the top of for an amazing view of the city. I have personally been up there many times and have brought many others with me to go and pray over Hamburg. One of the things that I challenge them with while they are up there is with the ability to see beyond all of the apartment complexes, office buildings, shopping centers, etc. and seek to see the most important part of the city – for it can easily be skipped over. What is it? The people.
As we consider laying a foundation, we want to build wisely, we want to build correctly, and we want to build to endure. Why? Because we want to build for more! I am not sure where you live, but we live in a city of 1.8 million people from over 180 different nations. I believe that when Jesus picked His twelve disciples and invested into their lives, He did not only see them, but He also saw something more. What was it? The world! I believe that He saw us here today, in this city, and in this generation. Now I have no idea what the Lord will do here in the city of Hamburg, but I do not believe that He wants to reach only a few people. I am not claiming that we are going to be a mega church, nor do I desire that, but I do believe that as we make the preparations for more, that we need to be in prayer and ask the Lord to see the people of Hamburg how He sees them.
During a recent prayer time, we spent time praying for a meeting place where Muslims, rich, poor, drug addicts, prostitutes, those in need, the proud, different people from different nations, those lives who are in shambles, etc. to be able to come to and be taught the word of God. I am not sure at this point who God will reach through this new church plant, but I do pray that lives will be transformed and those who are currently rebels will be transformed into worshipers of Jesus. Lord, have Your way! I will end this post with a quote from Dwight L. Moody. “If God is your partner, make your plans big.”
Let’s build for more!
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