“In two days He will put new life in us; on the third day He will raise us up so that we may live in His presence and know Him.” Hosea 6:2-3 (NCV)
Four hundred years before the cross, Hosea prophesied this verse, revealing not just that Jesus would die on the cross and be raised to life, but that God intended for it to involve us too. His desire was always that we would have new life, and that that life would be lived in His presence with a greater understanding of Him and all that He is.
Right now we are alive in His presence, and we carry His presence into every life situation we experience, good and bad.
Our team vision is to carry God’s presence into the time of corporate worship when we meet together, but that carrying continues after the meeting. We are all leaders in life because our lives are now given to the cause of God’s kingdom, leading the lost to a loving, merciful, healing and welcoming God.
It’s easy to allow the things of life to weigh us down if all we see are those things of life. God’s promise to us is that He has raised us up, given us new life, and brought us into His presence to live and to know Him. The things of life aren’t bad, most are actually good and necessary, but let’s not let those good things get in the way of the best thing. Let the things of life take their proper order when we set our heart and eyes back on where we now live and what we now carry – God’s presence.
We’re always leading because we are always carrying God’s presence, and He’s always directing us towards the people He would have us take His presence to.