That is the theme this week on Chicago Summer Project 2012. We have all finally arrived and it is quickly feeling like home here. I am so grateful to be surrounded by peers who are not just fellow students, but are also brothers and sisters in Christ. It is truly a remarkable blessing and I feel so privileged to be a part of it.
Magnificence is a common theme here on project, actually. Chicago is known for the Magnificent Mile, which is a mile of swanky stores, and here on Project we want the city to learn about the Magnificence of Jesus Christ. So each week is Magnificent ______.
Last week was the Gospel and although I missed it, we heard tonight that over 151 conversations were iniatied, 51 people heard the gospel and 4 people chose to accept Christ. Now that is Magnificent! It is so neat to come into project where the momentum has begun and, although it may be hard to hit the ground running, it is exhilarating to see what God is doing already in the first week of project.
I am pumped to see how God will work in our lives this week. I am excited to see how He will show us that we can trust Him with everything; to step out in Faith in Magnificent ways that demonstrate His ridiculous love, provision and grace in our lives.
Please be praying for an outward focus this week; for hearts that are ignited by the Holy Spirit to pour out what God has done in our lives so that God can be glorified and people will believe in Him. Please pray for continued team unity, for abundant grace in over-looking differences in theology, race, background and upbringing. Please pray that we would desire to see Chicago transformed by our Magnificent God.