Wednesday, November 24, 2004

A shared vision, conversation and baton!

Without vision we perish. Another translation of this proverb says, without obedience to the revealed word of God we perish.

"We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. They would not be like their forefathers - a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him." (Psalm 78:4,8)

The synergy of the two generations is fuelled by a vision of God, rooted in his word and spirit, not in our traditions, idols and self-interest. The baton can be successfully exchanged in this eternal relay race when both groups are seeking God first, his will.

To me it begins with conversations, intergenerational conversations, cross-cultural conversations. I didn't say discussions - which can be harsh, hurtful like concussions - but conversations where we listen to God, listen to others. I have to create space for this.

That's what this process is about - the next generation deserves better -open, honest, real, relevant conversation - rooted in Jesus! BRING IT ON!

"For the Lord is good, and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."

"Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions....." Yes Lord Jesus!


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