Psalm 76:4 NIV “You are resplendent with light, more majestic than mountains rich with game.”
I am leaving on Sunday, the 27th, for three weeks on the continent of Africa. Due to a variety of circumstances, I have an exceptionally long trip. I will arrive in Entebbe, Uganda on Tuesday evening.
Andrew Rugasira, CEO of Good African Coffee will meet me there and take me to his home. He is a social entrepreneur who has set the bar higher than my mantra. I say, “Measurable, verifiable, sustained change.”
He has added the component of generational change. “Measurable, verifiable, sustained, generational change.”
Using the vehicle of coffee growing, he has developed a model that substantially upgrades the ecology, the quality of the coffee bean, the economic structure of the communities PLUS the social and physical dynamics of the tri-generational family unit.
I will enjoy catching up on all his adventures. I theorize ’til the cows come home. He is actually in the trenches, with dirt under his fingernails, doing the work in a painful, glorious way.
After a day for my body to recover from the indignities of the long trip, Andrew and I will head out to Jinja to a YWAM base on Thursday morning. I will minister Thursday afternoon and Friday morning then we head back to Kampala.
Mutesa I, the king of Buganda, set aside the area we call Kampala as his royal hunting grounds. It is a hilly region with abundant water flow which made it an ideal breeding ground for various animal species, especially the impala.
Many governments have come and gone since then, as has the game. However, the drive to conquer and to play is still strong in the city. It is high energy from early morning to late, late! People dream and build and compete and win and lose and dream again.
I am going to be speaking to a few hundred people on Saturday on cleansing land. Then Sunday I will preach on dignity. Monday to Thursday I will do some land work with a local team.
Would you pray this week that I would be able to draw the perspective of people from their pain and their dreams to the King of Kings? Let the light of the King be more majestic than the joys of their mountainous city.
They are coming for tools. I can deliver. But if they leave with tools without having seen the King, I will be beyond sad.
As I was preparing for this series of teachings, to my surprise my spirit initiated some turf wars, with different portions laying claim to different teachings.
The Servant portion of my spirit will be presenting the seminar on Saturday about cleansing land. That seems exquisitely logical.
However, Mercy claimed the right to preach on Sunday. That surprised me. I have been studying dignity for about four years and only taught on it once. The wine has been aging slowly over time. It has been utterly Prophet’s domain all this time. Now Mercy will be presenting Prophet’s message. Hmm . . .
And then the land work team will be directed by the Teacher portion of my spirit. Fascinating.
Regardless of the topic, the presenter or the pain/dreams of the people, they still need to be captured by the light of the King.
Pray for Him to be seen.
Copyright July 2014 by Arthur Burk
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