The DNA of a Movement is the result of a genetic code that determines the core of its being. There is also the HEART OF A MOVEMENT. The heart of any movement includes passions and rhythms, it includes the beat that provides the very Breathe of Life. Who gives that Breathe? Who sustains that Breathe?
We see a ‘heart’ and the emotion of LOVE is on display. If we take a closer look into the Scriptures it is more than fair to deduce that “He Who Loves First Wins.” It is the “NEW” apologetic. The world is not looking for another debate it is looking for people who will take serious, the command of Jesus: To LOVE God and to LOVE their Neighbor. We love Him, because He first loved us.
God created us and then He breathed into us the Breath of Life. Jesus did not breathe into our souls so that we could only breathe in. Try that sometime. Simply breathe in…but NEVER exhale. When my heart is working the way God designed it, I am able to breathe in and breathe out. He loved me so that I could love Him and love people.
Acts 17: 24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’
Isaiah 42: 5 This is what God the Lord says— he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it: 6 “I, the Lord , have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, 7 to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
At the heart of any true movement is an eternal being aligning people and places together to accomplish their God ordained intentions. He is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. God longs for us to seek and love Him first. He also demands that we love people. He has called us to a higher purpose.
There are two kinds of spaces in the world: Desecrated Space and Sacred Space. It is our job and mandate to redeem desecrated space and make it sacred. The only way for that to happen is to embrace true Love. God’s love! Unconditional and Sacrificial Love…and then demonstrate it, for God demonstrated His love toward us.
When we give love away, it always comes back to us. Love is a verb…it is an action…it is THE action. It is God’s MOVEMENT.