Greater Things

For greater things have yet to come 
And greater things are still to be done in this City

The words stuck in my throat as we belted out the song. The others in the car didn’t hear me trying to choke out those lyrics. At least, they didn’t seem to give any sign that they heard. This song holds a special place in my heart – and has become my song for Europe.

Greater Things

I first heard this song on a trip I led to Czech in 2009. One of my team members had it on her iPod, and had been telling me I had to hear it. When I finally relented and listened to the song, I started tearing up. It was my prayer for Czech, for the work we had been doing in that country, in song form. It quickly became the theme of that trip – and a song I listened to every morning during my time with God at our youth retreat, standing on a hill, overlooking the mountains in Trinec, praying for the country of Czech.

Greater Things

That night in the car was the second time I heard this song in Bucharest. I wasn’t expecting it. Didn’t think God would bring this song up during my time in Romania. And yet, there it was. Blasting in the car as a group of Americans and Romanians were worshipping God together.

Greater Things

God has used this song time and again to remind me that my work and my calling in Europe is not done. He still has a plan for me there, whether I find myself living in Europe or simply traveling there a few times a year. And He used it again a few days ago to show me the work we began in Bucharest last week is not done. It was only a start.

Greater Things

Greater than painting doors, greater than any English conversations, greater than handing out fliers, praying for people, or speaking at church, that’s what God wants to do in Bucharest.
And in Cesky Tesin.
And in Monmouth.
And in Galesburg.
And in Peoria.
And throughout the world.

Greater Things

God isn’t done moving in our cities.
He isn’t done transforming our countries.
He isn’t done changing our lives, the lives of those around us, and those we have yet to meet.

He has greater things He wants to do.

For greater things have yet to come 
And greater things are still to be done in this City

What greater thing are you praying for God to do in your life?