Have you ever had a vision bigger than yourself…bigger than what you feel able to accomplish in your own strength… bigger than what you believe your current gifting and ability can accomplish…bigger than what your mind is able to comprehend?
This is how I felt walking along Brick Lane yesterday. This kind of vision fills me with both fear and excitement. In this battlefield of emotions,I find comfort in the fact that this is not my vision, it is God’s vision. Therefore, it is only God who is able to bring it to fruition.
The bible is full of stories of how people overcome immeasurable odds as they step out in faith. One of my favourite is when the young shepherd boy, steps out onto the battle field to confront the 9 ft tall, champion fighter. God enabled him to overcome the odds with a sling shot and a pebble. I also love the story of how God tells Gideon to reduce his army down to 300 when they are about to go into battle against an army of 135,000 trained warriors. Surely against such odds it is impossible for Gideon and his army of 300, but God gives them the victory.
The great point about these stories is that they remind us that when we put our faith in God we are able to overcome immeasurable odds.
I want to have the faith of David and Gideon, I want to be a person who steps out on the battle field with nothing but faith, so that when I stand in the victory, the only response I will have is, “Praise God!”
In response to my prayer request posted on facebook to pray for a grant application. I am sorry to say that we did not get it, but the feedback we got was very positive and that they are willing to review our application again in January, subject to a few minor changes.
However, this minor setback has not dampened our enthusiasm, there are many other positives that are happening and as they come to fruition I will be sharing them with you. But we are now really focusing on fund raising, and we are looking for people, business and churches for financial support.