Dave is on a rampage to declare the goodness and blessing of God over the people of God. Isaiah 55 says ‘you shall go out in joy’. With the UK being declared as officially in recession Dave steps out to counteract and the spirit behind it. God is not contained or limited but able to fully resource and bless – just as he was a year ago. It’s time to choose to put on His glory, put on his provision and joy to become a greater witness.
Dave outlines his expectations for 2009 for Hope City Church in the midst of a national recession. He looks at the power of declaration and praise over your territory. It’s time to enlarge, stretch, lengthen and strengthen (Isaiah 54 vs 2). Shrinking back is not an option!
There is a mysterious force that when allowed to build can cause your church to become unstoppable. It’s called momentum – and right at the outset of 2009 Dave declares that gone are the days where you start something and then stop because of discouragement and then start again. The power of keeping on going in the face of adversity makes you unstoppable. When you give God your one talent – he’ll add another and then multiply your two. Your 2009 can’t afford to go by without it.
Momentum is the unseen genius behind much of what is achieved both in our world and for the Kingdom of God. It’s rarely ever mentioned, receives no awards and is rarely ever visible to the naked eye. It’s a power, however, that surges beneath the surface of all who finally achieve their dreams. Those who lose it’s presence lose out on more than they could even imagine.
I really enjoy Christmas each year, but I have one big problem with getting presents – they sit there looking brand new and sparkly in a little pile saying read me, charge me up, upload me, look at me and use me……. and every year it secretly drives me a little crazy.