A time such as this
“This is a wonderful time to be alive”
How many of us can make a statement like this and mean it?
Personally, I am always challenged when I meet David Hamilton. His passion and enthusiasm for the nations are so much part of who he is, yet this never overshadows his love for the individual.
David is a man, whose schedule reflects his dedication to explore, process, and share new ways of extending the Kingdom of God, and it was in one of these moments, late at night, during a teaching break that I was able to catch up with him.
“We live in one of the most exciting times for the Great Commission. All kinds of fresh initiatives are occurring with greater unity and greater collaboration than almost anyone can remember.”
His passion and enthusiasm for the nations are not shallow emotions but rather grounded in a deep knowledge and understanding of world movements.
“People are coming together in initiatives like Call2All, using strategies like 4K and new ways of seeing the Bible translated in expressions like the One Story Projects. With all this growth in the Kingdom of God, GENESIS plays a really key role.”
“When you think about God’s purposes for redemption it’s all about love, and love is impossible without communication. One of the most exciting cutting edge ways of communicating today is GENESIS, because all barriers come down. People from one nation can communicate with another, from one continent to another and hearts and minds meet in ways that can further the Kingdom of God. I am so excited about GENESIS. It’s such a powerful tool to see His purposes completed in our generation.”
David in his role as Vice President of YWAM’s University of the Nations continuously encourages people, groups and nations to bond as one body.
“GENESIS is an absolutely vital tool for the University of the Nations. It’s a way that extends the classroom from one place in isolation to many places together collaborating in harmony and unity. People from one location can tell the stories of God, testimonies and experiences and reach many others at the same time. Not only is it a place for teaching and instruction but discussion and discovery happen. One of the things that I love most is when we worship together from different places altogether with One Voice, celebrating the majesty of God. I can’t imagine how you can be a University of the Nations without a tool that lets the nations to speak to one another and that’s what GENESIS does so masterfully.”
As I reflect, apply and attempt to live out such a global understanding of the Kingdom of God, I am challenged to place my personal life, ministry and daily activities into a far greater setting and am left asking myself how can I embrace such as tool as GENESIS?