Okay, the sky was on fire on our ride down to see Madison at West Palm Beach. We should have stopped the car, to soak it in, but in typical American cultural fashion, we had things to do, places to go and people to see, and stopping was not discussed. So, this was taken at 75 mph going south on I95. Still, it is beautiful. God does it again. What a creator.
This was not the only God sighting today. I was meeting with Dan whom now supervises me and is our Vice President of Global Advancement. We opened our meeting with a prayer that God would guide us and that we would be open to his movements. That was it, short and simple. We then talked about how we were doing and Dan shared how he felt stuck on an initative that we both feel is vital and even critical to get to our goal of enabling 10 million to become multiplying disciples. Dan shared that he was even discouraged that forward motion on this initative was non existent. Our meeting had gone longer than we had scheduled and so we both looked at our calendars to see when our next meetings were. I looked at mine and some details of the meeting had changed. It had grown from a meeting of four to now 19. I looked at some of the people attending and it stirred something in me that this meeting may be important to us in pushing forward our initiative that we believe is vital and critical to our mission. Dan recognized an opportunity here and rearranged his schedule to join my meeting. Then in an amazing way Dan had the opportunity to pitch the very idea we barely rehearsed in our one-on-one meeting. God gave us favor and we sensed real alignment to moving forward on the initiative that had seemingly stopped. It was amazing, and both Dan and I quietly reflected on our earlier prayer and our discouragement, our idea and the opportunity to move it forward gaining favor with others who are positioned to help us. God does it again. What a way maker.
Thank you for partnering with us enabling us to watch for God's movements and follow His lead. I look forward to unfolding this idea with you in the weeks and months ahead. There will be more stories to tell to be sure. Again, thank you for partnering with Lisa and I as we together help to fulfill the Great Commission.