In case you’ve noticed, I haven’t been writing lately. It’s not because I’m sloughing off due to summer. Actually quite the opposite—I’ve been going full steam ahead on a project that is totally rad.
I haven’t been this excited about a project in a long time, maybe ever. I’m even more excited for this than when I wrote Made To Pray because I believe this project has the potential to do more good for the Kingdom of Jesus on a wide scale than any book I could write.
Why am I so excited?
Well, for lots of reasons, but I’ll give you one:
I started following Jesus when I was eight years old, and what impressed me most was that Jesus died on the cross for my sins.
I still remember the little flannel board Jesus on the little flannel board cross in the Sunday School room.
But as I got older, the picture of Jesus on the cross stayed with me, and that’s how I primarily thought of Him – Jesus on the cross.
But then late last year I came across some teaching videos, and I realized something both shocking and exhilarating at the same time.
I realized I hardly knew the full Jesus, who was supposed to be the author of my faith, who was supposed to be the Christ in my Christianity.
I realized I had been seeing just one side of Jesus—His sacrifice—and sort of ignoring His full magnificent character.
But now I don’t see Christ on the cross anymore because that’s not where He is anymore.
Yes, I’m utterly thankful for the cross, but now instead of the cross, I relate to Jesus where He is now, sitting at the right Hand of God the Father.
Indeed right now Jesus is living and reigning and sustaining all things and bringing all things under His feet.
The former is based on His sacrifice; the latter based on His supremacy.
Relating to Jesus in His supremacy and not just in His sacrifice has made all the difference.
For instance, now I try to find out what Jesus is doing so I can join Him in His work. I’m not so much interested in asking Jesus to bless what I’m doing as much as trying to bless Him in how He gets blessed.
And as a perpetual doer, I used to think that worship was a waste of time because it didn’t seem like anything got done. But now I understand that exalting the reigning King is a worthy enough activity even if nothing else is accomplished.
And I’m able to trust Jesus fully because there is no one else higher. I am confident Jesus can handle me and the situations of my life.
I guess you could say that as Jesus has come fully alive to me, I’ve come fully alive, too.
Now here’s the project:
With a team of people, we’re bringing an online discipleship journey to the Body of Christ so we can all experience Jesus for all He is right now, in the splendor of His spectacular supremacy. As far as we know, there’s nothing like it, because there’s nothing like Him.
That’s about all I can say now, but stay tuned for updates. We launch this Fall.