They were culture shifters, heart movers
Filled with grace and compassion
They took the time to build and grow,
to dream and imagine
The ones prepared for the journey ahead,
Prepared for the narrow road
They boldly set out to bring lasting change
to bring out the gold
I see a generation of culture shifters. A generation who believe the Gospel is for all people of all ages in all places. They are those who desire to see a lasting change. An eternal change. They are the ones prepared for the marathon, in it for the long haul. The ones unafraid to invest time, energy and love to the people they meet; for culture is shifted with time and investment. They are the ones who continue to sow the seeds, even when they don’t see a harvest right away. For they are convinced the seeds will be watered. I see a generation who are bold, filled with confidence in the Lord, leading by example. I see a generation who cast vision – helping others to see what could be.
They are those who turn trends into culture. Kingdom culture. I see a generation whose daily habits of kindness, love and generosity compel others to go and do likewise. They are unafraid and unashamed to call people higher, to be more like Jesus. I see a generation whose actions demonstrate to others what kingdom culture looks like. Their pursuit of Jesus motivates and inspires those around them to discover for themselves what this culture is.
For culture starts with you and me. I see a generation who see the need for change, for a shift. They are the ones who first make that change within their own hearts and lives, and whose passion for change overflows to the lives of many. I see a generation who are unafraid to walk a different path, to boldly pursue the narrow road, carving a way for others to follow. They are a generation who believe that with God, all things are possible. They are those who stand up for justice and mercy, for love and kindness. They are a generation of culture shifters.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”Colossians 3:12-14