By Mark Bacolod
And I will build my life,
upon your love,
it is a firm foundation.
I think about these verses written by Passion ft. Brett Younker and I find myself facing disappointment. Why not me? If the same power that conquered the grave lives in me then why can't I get the details of this project together?
Why can't I get Elev8 Baltimore, Will B. Better Bodies, My Church, all the potential volunteers and even partners I've cast vision to together and with me? Why can't I get the people fall in line with my vision?!
In the past few months God has provided SO MUCH! BoMF members graduated from a 13 week Alpha course. Not only do I have been developing relationships with a brand new set of members in recovery through the Back on My Feet Program but God has led me to William Boston. God has shown me in so many ways that our friendship is the equivalent to Paul vision of the man from Macedonia pleading with him, saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us”.
Will has already become a participating attendee of our church's first Alpha program and professed belief and confidence of Jesus as God's son! Just few short months ago!! In fact as a result of his experience he also requested we continue with an Ephesians Bible study after the 13 week program was over. AND WE DID JUST THAT!!
YET... with all of these amazing blessings I currently find myself hitting a wall and obstacle...
In my pursuit to disciple Will B. (and the other team mates of our BoMF running group) - I've spent months envisioning what discipleship would look like with these men and women of God. What projects to plan, what needs to meet, what resources referral and people that God could use to catalyze their growth in Christ.
AND THEN I REALIZED CLEARLY...
The same love that brought about His church is the same power that conquered the grave!
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:2
What God wants ultimately is for my love for His people to abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight so I can discern His will. His good pleasing and perfect Will (Philippians).
The next few month, my prayer and resolve is to LOVE the people God has put in my life, ministry and work. God's work is Love and My Prayer is that Love is the foundation of my activity, my work, the ministry and the fruit of the labor.