For the past several years, I have had the privilege of being part of a group that gets together for two to three days at a time every few months with no agenda except that of listening to God and doing what he says. We have recently had the "go ahead" from the Lord to talk more widely about this, but have decided just to use initials to identify people. (Not sure what I can do about remaining anonymous when this is my blog!)
Two people came up with the idea simultaneously. The Lord told N.G. that he wanted a group of people to come together to listen to him, because he wanted to teach us things that would be impossible/dangerous to hear on our own. So a group of maybe 20 of us came together in Colorado Springs for three days to listen to God.
One of the first things he told us was that we had to lay down our ministries, our passions, anything that was somehow "ours." So each of us placed something in the center of the room that represented what we stood for, the things or beliefs we held dearest, and told the Lord he could take them, they were his, we were choosing to die to them.
That has been foundational for our times together. We are not there to promote our own projects, or to enlist support for "our thing." We are together with one purpose–to discover what God wants, what is on his heart, and to carry out any assignments he gives us. The times have been very exciting, and have produced a shift in both the spiritual and physical realms. The next few posts will describe a few of them.
I believe that one of the next moves of God will be where groups of his people are sent out on mission with God. They won't see the whole picture, but as they listen to him and obey what he says, completing whatever assignments he gives them, the Kingdom of God will advance.