I pray this letter finds you and yours well, and well blessed. I hope it will leave you encouraged.

Encouragement – the act of putting courage in – is truly something we all need in this season. Courage is contagious; it can be drawn from others, and it can be shared.

Let’s begin with this:

Serving the King,

That you love and admire,

Is neither burden nor responsibility;

It is opportunity and privilege.

Instruments are useless,

Until they are put to good use.

They lay in the dark drawer,

Lonely,

Until the Master selects them,

For His good work.

The most useful tools,

Are the ones placed out,

Within easy reach.

They fit the Master’s hand,

And His hand fits them.

Perhaps the greatest courage we need in this hour is to commit our way to the LORD, trusting in Him to bring to pass whatever He desires. Our hope is to be used, but we must learn to wait patiently on Him.

As this pandemic began, sequestering most of us in our homes, many I spoke with believed God was trying to get our attention, that we would draw closer to Him, for rest, reset, and renewal, in preparation for opportunities to advance His kingdom in the coming storms of this decade. Since then, the chaos of economic crisis and the lawlessness that has gripped this country have threatened to distract and draw us from God’s presence and peace.

So, we offer you this encouragement:

For since the beginning of the world
Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear,
Nor has the eye seen any God besides You,
Who acts for the one who waits for Him.
Isaiah 64:4

God is not waiting for us to act as much as He is waiting on us to wait.

Then there is this:

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

The recipe for kingdom peace is found in this passage. You can find more on God’s peace here.

Lastly, we are encouraged by the words of Jesus for the end of the Age:

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Revelation 3:20-21

God bless you with courage in the chaos and patience for His presence and peace.

Humbly yours and forever His,

Rob

Ministry Update and Prayer Requests

  • The chaos that has arisen from the pandemic has provided subject matter for the inLight Adventure blog. I hope you are taking advantage of this resource. God is speaking to the church; I am blessed to be His pen.
  • Our social media promotion campaign for An Enemy Lies Within is going well. Please continue praying for it. This is one of the three promotion strategies we have planned for the book. The other requires face-to-face contact with church and business leaders and has therefore been put on hold. I hope you will pray about helping us with the third strategy. We are asking our supporters to purchase 10 or more books and give them to friends, family, and the leaders they know. If you are willing to consider this, let me know and I will send you a complimentary copy. We believe this to be the best strategy for getting An Enemy Lies Within into the hands of those God will use to lead the restoration and reformation of the Western Church.
  • I am excited to report that I have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Not-for-Profit Leadership from Huntington University. Please pray for me, that I might hear clearly and exactly what He intends to do with me now that this adventure is complete.
  • Our work with 2:2 Collective continues, though it too is limited by the pandemic. We continue to covet your prayers for additional partners and leaders.
  • Beth and I are taking some time for rest, reflection, and renewal – preparation for the coming season. Please keep us in your prayers.

While it is amazing to realize that inLight has been around for almost fifteen years, it feels like we are just getting started. The crisis we are experiencing will not go away soon and it will leave a dramatic impact on the world and the church.

Consequently, I have never been more hopeful for the Western Church and our work towards its restoration and reformation. God is now preparing us for a season of opportunity that we cannot yet imagine. Please let me know how I can help you participate in the good work God has created for you to walk in.

Partnering with inLight Consulting

God’s purpose for inLight Consulting is beyond human capability. We are desperately dependent on Him; and would have it no other way. We are grateful for the continued support of those who trust God to use this ministry to further His kingdom.  Please pray for our vision and mission, and

share the truths you find here with the leaders in your life; it will make them free.

God bless you with grace and courage for His greater-than adventure.

Humbly yours and forever His,

Rob