For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. — Ephesians 2:10 [NIV]
Half a decade ago, I was sitting in GODencounters Conference experiencing the many ways He was intending to communicate with me and the throng of young adults gathered there in Central Florida. It was all comfortable, air conditioned, orderly, and going to plan.
But then GOD had to mess things up.
Sam Leonor, shared a message entitled “Crossing Jordan,” a challenge for GODfollowers to be agents of grace, moving beyond our comfort zones. The book of Joshua challenged us to be courageous and cross over to a life where GOD was at the center of things.
Compelled and convicted in my heart, I silently took Sam’s challenge and committed myself to cross my own Jordan into a GODencountered life. Much like altar calls of my youth, I anticipated a time of renewed conviction and then things would settled back into the routine.
Was I ever wrong.
In hopes you might see your “ordinary” life wrecked by GOD’s “extraordinary” intentions, I’ve linked here Sam’s GODencounters presentation, Crossing Jordan, captured as the cover story for the Adventist Review.
Additionally, thanks to Todd Gable, find a MySpace video of Sam’s presentation.
And finally, “Crossing Jordan,” is part of a whole segment on Grace in our book, GODencounters: Pursuing a 24/7 Experience of Jesus.
Are you willing to cross Jordan? Are you ready to encounter GOD’s destiny?
As you join a new generation, entering the land GOD has promised, may you be GRACEfull and courageous, doing the good works which GOD prepared you in advance to do.