Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 says everything has its time and purpose under heaven.
In recent years I have overseen a time of transition as we dismantled Transforming Melbourne. Fifteen or so years of ploughing, planting, gathering and building established a firm foundation of ongoing faith and fellowship across the Church in our city of Melbourne. I honour Rev Rob Isaachsen and our team members and our colleagues who have advanced God’s purposes in the season of this movement. To make way for a new season, the centralised vision and functions of TM’s structure and some of its ways of working had to die; to break down; to be thrown away.“What profit has the worker from that in which he labours?” For those of directly involved it was a time of loss; a time to weep; a time to mourn; a time to heal; a time to keep silence. I have recently been given, by grace, the privilege to declare this season finished. “I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. He has made everything beautiful in its time.”
We see a time of wonder; a time to be born; a time to love; a time to embrace; a time to pluck what is planted; a time to speak; a time of victory in war.
Across our city and nation Godis moving through grass roots, organic, small group movements and authentic, accountable relationships across the Body of Christ; as lightly structured and transparent as a dragon fly wing – able to fly free and reflect God’s glory.
What is God’s purpose for you and your region at this time?
If things are still heavy, dry and hard for you, ask for faith, strength and courage because a sweet and gentle move of God’s Spirit with healing in His wings is coming your way!
We look forward to sharing in coming weeks, the new things we see God doing.