This weekend we announced that God in His grace to us and sovereignty over us has given us a “perhaps.”
A perhaps is when God places circumstances before us that seem to align with His promises and purposes, asking us to make faith a verb, and trust Him in a bold way for Kingdom victories.
The most famous “perhaps” in Scripture is when Saul’s son Jonathon squares off with some Philistines, and even though he is badly outnumbered, he initiates a fight on a “perhaps” —
Jonathan said to the attendant who carried his weapons, “Come on, let’s cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will help us. Nothing can keep the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.” [I Samuel 14:6 HCSB]
The result? A significant victory for Israel explainable only by God’s favor… and His servant Jonathan’s willingness to go bold on a “perhaps.”
Our “perhaps” is to build a second Rock Bridge campus DEBT-FREE! Because of delays in building planning, our BOLD fund balance has grown, and we have some extra reserve cash in our “strategic” opportunities fund. Practically, this means if we have enough cash on hand before construction starts in the next 2-3 months that—by God’s grace—we could perhaps build TWO new ministry platforms without debt!
But we have to act on the “perhaps”…
We need all Rock Bridgers who can to seek the Lord on this and see what each of us can willingly, cheerfully, and sacrificially give to the BOLD Initiative between now and the end of May.
As you consider giving something to BOLD, please
- Ponder God’s gift of His Son to us. Recognize that Christ is the “indescribable gift” (2 Cor. 9:15). We cannot out give God.
- Cheerful giving comes as a product of embracing God’s grace to us in Christ and making Christ—not money—our greatest Treasure. We cannot out give God.
May the words of Paul guide your prayers and your inform your giving:
Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work. [2 Cor. 9:6-8 HCSB]