The phrase "maybe it's the way we walk" had been circling round in the back of my mind for months.
I wasn't quite sure what it was for, but a while later a friend of mine called Billy asked me if I would write a spoken word piece imagining what it might look like if a move of God happened in this nation. Almost like a prophetic call to pray for this kingdom-come vision to happen. That was quite a daunting brief to be honest and I felt at a bit of a loss.
But still round and round my head I kept asking the question, "maybe it's the way we walk?"
Today you can now watch the result of months of asking questions, toying with phrases and prayers and eventually sitting down and writing for an hour straight what was and is on my heart to see in the student generation and the churches of this land: The Way We Walk
I do not write spoken word to be clever or relevant. I just write and have always written in that style since I was small. I did not expect these words to come out how they did, but I still get goosebumps every time I watch this film back now.
I do believe that God gives us a kingdom perspective when the stats, the cynics and the sceptics of this world would count the church out, call this generation "missing" and all go home and refuse to play because it seems too hard and costly to follow The Way anymore. Humanly, we can all be negative, discouraging and quit on God's hope being revealed through his Church. Of course we can do that. But let's choose not to.
My prayer is this spoken word film reignites the kingdom perspective and divine imprint in you, that reminds us all that more is possible with Jesus and that God has always been the God of breakthrough, miracles and minorities being used for His glory. There is more for us to go. Don't give up now.
And it starts with us looking and Jesus and then walking out the door with his perspective; onto campus, into lectures, onto the sports field and into the nightclubs.
Maybe it's the way we walk.
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