As we move closer and closer to planting
Mosaic-Lincoln, I’ve found myself praying less and less for “my” church. At first it seemed coincidental, but I've since made a point of keeping it up. I
suppose you could call it a practice in Kingdom-mindedness.
Instead, I pray for the city of Lincoln. I pray for its people, for the families, for the
local businesses, for the next generation of leaders, for the churches that are
already doing great work there and for other new churches that will be planted
there in the near future – churches like One80 and 2 Pillars.
And you know what? As I continue in it God is beginning to shift my heart from
self-centeredness to others-centeredness. Rather than being so focused on what
God might do in “my” little church, he is giving me a passion for what he
desires to do in His Church. And I think that is a good thing.
Perhaps we’d all do well to chill out on all of the “me” and
“us” prayers (Lord, bless us, increase
our attendance, multiply our budget, expand our influence, bring us Warren
Buffet…) and intentionally amp up our intercession for “them” (Jesus, bless that church, stir their
affections for you, move powerfully in them and through them, increase their
influence, bring them Warren Buffet…)
Can you imagine if the churches in
your city caught that kind of Kingdom vision? Can you imagine what God could do through such a united and selfless movement? Whew.
Speaking of 2 Pillars, here is their vision video. I have
yet to meet Todd face-to-face but he sure seems like a good man and I sure
appreciate what he is setting out to do. Please pray for Todd and 2 Pillars as
they continue to raise funds and prepare to launch in 2010.