How often do you think about your future? How often do you think about the future of the world? How often do you think about the future of the Church?
I would love for you to read and meditate on this passage from Psalm 102:
“But you, O Lord, are enthroned forever;
you are remembered throughout all generations…
Let this be recorded for a generation to come,
so that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord:
that he looked down from his holy height;
from heaven the Lord looked at the earth,
to hear the groans of the prisoners,
to set free those who were doomed to die,
that they may declare in Zion the name of the Lord, and in Jerusalem his praise,
when peoples gather together, and kingdoms, to worship the Lord.”
Psalm 102:12, 18-22
I love that this passage mentions all generations because it reminds us of God’s goal—glory for His name, forever! It is vital for us to be reminded that our salvation, worship, obedience, and discipleship are not meant to benefit only us. No, these things are not to bring God glory only during our time on earth. Our job, today and every day, is laboring and submitting so that He will be remembered throughout all generations. He is enthroned forever, and we get to act like it!
(At globalLead, we focus very intentionally on the multiplication of trained leaders for all current generations, so future generations will hear the Gospel and be disciples as well. Our goal is to multiply spiritually, and wow, God has blessed us to do exactly that. What peace there is in knowing the next generation of pastors and leaders will love the Lord with all of their beings and fight to remain grounded in Biblical teachings and principles. The future of the Church is bright when we invest in the minds AND hearts of our ministers.)
The Psalmist from the passage speaks of all generations, even generations yet to be created! You and I are the result of generations of evangelism and faithful discipleship. Join us in thanking the Lord for sustaining the hearts of our spiritual parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-great-grandparents and in asking Him to empower us to reach the generations of the future.
Can you begin to fathom the role you play in bringing worship to the Lord of all? You are a vessel through which the Gospel of Jesus Christ reaches a child yet to be conceived, a language yet to be spoken, a country yet to be founded, a year yet to be lived.
He has written your story, my friend. Let it stand as a record “for a generation to come, so that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord.”