Monday, 26 February 2007

Finding Direction in times of transition

Dear friends,

We are on a journey of faith. It is similar to the journey of Abraham. In Hebrews 11:8, the author speaks of Abraham, stepping out and are not really knowing where he was going. Recently I spoke on the Logos 2 and on the Logos Hope and shared some simple thoughts to the teams on board about surviving in transition.

Three keys to survival in transition:

1. Live today with the end in mind. Abraham lived with the view of what God would do in the future. He saw a building, whose designer and maker was God. He saw the stars and knew that God had given a promise that his descendants would be a multitude that no one could count. The end that we hope for with the Logos Hope project is to see God's glory brought to the nations through a greater capacity to bring good new.

2. Take one step at a time. I learnt a lesson in India when driving a truck. I faced the daunting task of driving up a very high mountain through narrow roads. My team leader turned to me and said, "Mike, take one bend at a time!" I did just that and reached the destination. I also learnt that if I made a wrong turn, I needed to get back to where I went wrong and continue on the road, one bend at a time. In the same way, in the Logos Hope project, we are taking one step at a time to shape the vision of a place where thousands will find hope.

3. Fix your eyes on Jesus. At the beginning of Hebrews 12, the author speaks about fixing our eyes on Jesus. He does this after sharing the faith stories of Hebrews 11. As we look to Jesus in this project, we can see his hand in many details. We are humbled and grateful to God for his faithfulness to us in the steps that we have taken so far. The key to the future is to stay focused on Jesus!


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