Today was mind-blowing. I need to take 2 paragraphs to tell you about it. As I've talked about, for the past several months I've felt pushed to pray more boldly. This has come out of the recognition that we follow a God who can do "immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine..." (Ephesians 3:20). Months ago I started conversations with several local youth leaders and pastors regarding the subject of collaboration. We started with asking questions. What would happen if we joined forces to serve and love the teens of PL/OB? How could we serve the kingdom in different ways if we worked together?
After weeks of inviting and spreading the word, today 10 of us gathered in a small conference room (many met for the first time.) In a word - it was awesome. Awesome in a "kingdom crashing down to earth" kind of way. We introduced ourselves, our ministries, we prayed together, we laughed together, and we were unified on the mission to love Point Loma and Ocean Beach teens. I briefly shared my heart for every OB/PL teen to know the love of God. This is something that is literally impossible on my/our own. However, when we unite together we are so much stronger and are able to accomplish far more for the Kingdom than we could individually.
Scripture: "I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me." John 17:23
Follow up: join us! Know young people. Invest in others. Help bring a fuller picture of the Kingdom on earth to Point Loma this year and for eternity.