Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Post Connections Wonder...


So I've been wondering about what will come of Connections.

Not that it hasn't already born fruit - but what will be the long-term effects of thousands of Salvationists gathering to critically engage and connect with deep issues, theological truths, God Himself and the community of Australia?

I had a great opportunity to address the nation along with The Salvation Army Southern Territory Salvationists (estimates are about 4000 folks were there) on the issue of human trafficking.

I'm wondering out-loud if that is enough pressure to create some action on behalf of the government to release Federal funding and change the VISA specifics to protect human trafficked survivors in Aus? I'm praying it will.

Not only that - but I'm also praying that it wouldn't just be once every 10 or 15 years we march for social justice... I say we pick up the pace...

just wondering if those who felt God call them to officership will go home and sell off their stuff and come?

just wondering if those who picked up Fairtrade start up kits will visit the cafes and retailers in their local communities and ask them to stock fairtrade?

just wondering if those who heard Jesus' voice calling them to salvation will run the race with perseverance?

just wondering if those who were inspired to stand up for social justice will go home and infect their Corps with the same spirit?

just wondering... I'm not doubting - I'm dreaming that this gathering would bear fruit - and fruit that will last!
God speed.

4 comments:

akay said...

Like many conferences before Connections07, we return as warriors, pumped up to fight the battles of the enemy against social justice.But like many conferences before us time wearies the warrior and we return to our old routines clouding our visions until the next conference.
Right now I want to rech out to the lost,least and the last but where is the direction..i fear i will get lost, i fear that i will loose my way.
we need to continue the fight by supporting each other, encouraging one another, reaching out with ideas, battle plans, supports, Corps need to keep focused with projects, .
i came away from Connections as a warrior ready for battle..the Holy spirit filled me with encouragement and now the biggest battle is keeping this enthusiasm. "WE cant do it alone" lets encourage each other always

God bless

SALVO CADET ON A MISSION - FOR THE WORLD AND THE SALVOS TO BE REVOLUTIONIZED FOR JESUS!!! said...

I wonder about the called people, who respond and go back to their lives intending to get to college in 2020 or some other horribly distant year... If it's good enough then, why not NOW?
Sure enough, get married, but don't buy a house, don't wait to have kids, don't wait for a nice car or a nice promotion, or even a 'respectable' ministry position in your Corps...

The time is NOW! If God has moved you enough to burden you with a passion for reaching souls through the ministry of Officership, then don't let that passion wane... don't allow the devil even a hairline crack in your determination to give it all for Jesus! When you're sure of your calling, don't delay it!!!!

Anonymous said...

To all questions - Absolutely!

I have already found out that our local deli just across the road sells fair trade coffee!

We are talking about starting up a JustLose group soon!

Praise God for your inspiration and vision for a better world.

Anonymous said...

To all questions - Absolutely!

I have already found out that our local deli just across the road sells fair trade coffee!

We are talking about starting up a JustLose group soon!

Praise God for your inspiration and vision for a better world.