Turn Your How into Wow!
When Pastor Wayne and I received the initial vision to start Mosaic Church a few years ago with the possibilities of reaching out to a diverse group of people it was something we couldn’t shake. The thought kept coming to our minds and hearts before we finally took the initial steps of allowing God to make it a reality. Whenever God calls you to do something, it’s typically accompanied by a mixture of excitement (the “wow” factor) and fear (the “how” factor). After the excitement wears off the typical question is “how will this get accomplished?” I love the way one of my favorite preachers, Andy Stanley puts it, “WOW ideas to life, don’t HOW them to death.” If you get stuck with always thinking of the “how” and think it’s solely on you, it doesn’t allow God the room to work out the details through the supernatural.
Pastor Wayne and I had no idea how we were going to reach out to a diverse group of people. However, as we prayed, fasted, listened, and explored God’s preferred future we started to see the pieces come together with our International Pastor, Ayad Attia joining our team, an Arabic Bible study, an international small group and then last night with our kickoff for ESL classes. The energy was electric as we had new friends who attended from Brazil, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Syria, Iraq, Ethiopia, Italy, Ghana, South Korea, and China.
It was a reminder that Mosaic Church is created to live into a greater vision. It's a vision of what we are called to live into and what's to come in the future as John “The Revelator” explains in Revelation 7:9. “After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands.”
Thank you for being part of this God-movement. Mosaic Church would not exist if it weren’t for your prayers, presence, gifts, and service. Let’s continue to be “wowed” by what God does in our midst.
Grace and Peace,