Glory Community Clustering
Little bit of heaven on the earth…
“I saw a vision of people hanging out together that didn’t have much money but they were enjoying themselves and being with each other. They couldn’t afford a Starbucks but they were sure laughing.” Justin Abraham
Some of the present events on the earth such as the credit crunch and other financial uncertanties, rumours of terrorism and so on produce great stress and anxiety in people. It’s hard to cope with it alone.
The good news is that God has a brilliant plan! He is releasing part of the solution through the formation of community hubs. It is a scientific fact that friendships and family reduce stress and anxiety and prolong life (despite what the press may suggest). The truth is – you need other people to get to where you are going and even to survive. You cannot and will not get there alone. People and friends will be key for you now and even more so in the future.
Jesus is releasing again communities that share and care and feed and clothe one another. People will feel drawn to spend time together even live together. It is the beginning in the West of what we see in Acts where they met in each others homes with gladness and sincerity of heart having everything in common.
All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42-47
As the world shakes – Jesus community is going to get stronger and brighter until many will come to Papa through his people.
So invest in relationships with heart connections – make time and space this Christmas and into 2011. Invite people over. Hang out. It will pay better dividends than shares and make you a lot happier! Get over your hang ups and love it! You’ll be glad you did! You’re future depends on it.
Lots of love Justin Abraham
(*Spirit School is on this coming Saturday at 7pm for those of you who want to connect to the Welshies! Gate Art Centre, Keepoch Street Cardiff. Make some noise and go a whole lot deeper into Papa’s creamy heart!)