Faith From the Front Row: Dream Big
Greetings Grace City Family,
*The following are some Monday morning reflections from Pastor Adam following Sunday's sermon and our Sunday gathering. Be encouraged and have a great week!
“A Front Row Seat”
Each week I have the privilege to sit on the front row. I’ve often used the idea or metaphor of “getting a front row seat” to describe my regular ongoing experience of seeing God at work throughout the short 10 year life span of Grace City. Over and over and over again, I’ve had the privilege of seeing Jesus change lives, bring redemption, forgiveness, healing, hope, restore passion, renew excitement, & awaken faith. Whether on a Sunday morning, in a gospel community, in a meeting at the office, or in a conversation over lunch… when you are engaged in living out a God-focused, God-sized dream…it’s like getting a front row seat to the Holy Spirit working in people’s lives. All the more reason to dream big and step out in faith! You might just see God do something amazing - right in front of your eyes. Who doesn’t want a front row seat?! So whether literally or figuratively, I’m inviting you to join me on the “front row” as a way of life, and it’s got everything to do with what Pastor Josh has been preaching on “dreaming big.”
One of my favorite “dream” passages is found in Psalm 126:1-3:
"When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dreamed.
Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy."
Let’s live like those who have been restored and redeemed, rescued out of captivity, brought back home to our good and gracious heavenly Father. Free to dream again. Filled with the hilarity of a big God who answers big prayers and delights in His children dreaming big dreams. Even if it comes after years of toil and pain. And like those who have a front row seat…we will be able to say, “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.”
From the front row,