God’s first commandment to human beings was “be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth.” Jesus told His disciples something similar: “Go into all the world and make disciples…” In creation and redemption, we are hardwired for fruitfulness, expansion, and growth.
There are so many stories that accumulate over 10 Days in God’s presence. Multiply that over 35 different locations with thousands of people seeking God’s face, and that’s a lot of stuff happening. Over the next weeks, we’ll highlight stories from the various cities that did 10 Days as we reflect on the goodness of God.
I’m Sick of Repentance?
The 10 Days vision is a call to 10 Days of “mourning, fasting, and repentance.” Needless to say, that hasn’t always been the most attractive message to people.
In sharing this vision with others, I’ve often heard it said, “Can we get rid of the mourning part?” I raise my hands, helpless. You see, when God gives you a vision, you can’t just go changing it all the time, even if you want to.
If a tap drips water into a sink it may take time to notice, there may be little evidence other than the occasional drip should it catch your eye and perhaps a trail of water. It is not until the plug is put in the sink that you notice the water building up and the small drips soon build up to fill a sink. It is then that you wonder how much water has been wasted.
This fall, 10 Days occurred in over 30 regions and cities. These gatherings ranged from true “city-wide” gatherings, engaging hundreds or thousands of people, to small groups meeting together over 10 Days. Here’s a glimpse at what God did in four of these locations: