Church Without Walls

On August 22, 2011

“The walls of every church must embrace the ends of the earth.” –Reinhard Bonnke

It’s so important to remember that the church doesn’t have walls. The place you gather is just a building. The people you are is the church. It’s important to value the institution, but it is equally important to allow God to connect and join you as He chooses for His own glory.

The world has become a lot smaller in our generation. Why on earth wouldn’t the reach of the church be boundless with all that is available to us?

I’m so grateful to be connected to believers who are moving with God all over this planet. I’m glad I can download a podcast, live stream a church service or jump on an airplane to connect with people of like precious faith who can sharpen me, encourage me and spur me down God’s true path.

“There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” Ephesians 4:4-7 ESV

I love that we can change cities, states, countries and continents and continue to advance the kingdom while remaining connected.

Why? Because we are a part of the same body and of one Spirit. We are called to one hope and there is one God, our Father, who is sovereign over all. And there is no time or distance in the spirit.

So in your search for truth, allow yourself to think a little broader, dream a little bigger and realize that there is divine purpose behind every thought, word and action. Use whatever platforms available to you to flavor the world with God. In opening your life to others you prompt them to open their lives to God.

God knows who are His, even though you don’t, and He won’t lose one of them.

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