Not long ago I visited New York City and stood in Times Square. I am always fascinated on New Year’s Eve to watch the countdown begin and see the ball drop, signifying a new year. Countdowns play a critical role in our society and especially today, in the life of Impact Church.
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Watching the countdown,
At Impact we remind each other constantly that today’s dreams will be even bigger than the ones we imagined yesterday.
Recently, I met Bishop T.D. Jakes at MegaFest 2013. As I greeted him I remembered God’s mandate on my life – dream bigger dreams. Too often I can limit God and my future when I forget just how big God is and how dynamic life can be. I constantly pray, “God, forgive me for small dreams and for not trusting you to do great things in my life.” As you dream, do so in a huge way. Imagine dreams so big that they will be impossible for you to accomplish without God.
Seven years ago we started on a huge dream to launch a dynamic new church named Impact. Seven years later God has blessed us in magnificent ways. Then, we dared to envision another big dream when we purchased a property for development. You can see the beginning of this dream right now at 2323 Sylvan Road, East Point, GA. Today, it is an old vacant warehouse, but tomorrow, because of our vision, it will be a dynamic ministry and resource center.
I invite you to join us on our “dream-journey” as we prepare to begin construction in the next couple of months. Taking this journey includes praying for our congregation and our leaders. Pray that we will walk by faith and not by sight. Traveling with us also includes giving generously to the vision of Impact to support the beginning of our construction process. To give, please go to ishareweimpact.com. Thank you in advance.
Dreaming even bigger,
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As we reflect on 50 years of a dream and the words of a dreamer we can’t help but to mention the prophet Joel in the Hebrew Bible. In Joel 2:28 the prophet declared:
After that I will pour out my spirit upon everyone;
your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
and your young men will see visions.
Because of my love and passion for Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., I frequently find myself quoting and reflecting on the magnificent “I Have a Dream Speech.” I think about how more than a quarter of a million global citizens came to the U.S. capitol to demand equality through a peaceful movement. I think about those who were charged with the responsibility of speaking to the awe-struck crowd. I think about the political tension and risk in the air and concerns of many that the non-violent demonstration might become violent. I also think about how one month after giving the “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. King stood in a pulpit in Birmingham, Alabama to eulogize four little girls whose lives were taken by the hatred of someone who refused to show the love of Christ. read more ›