I am not saying that every person is supposed to give all the money from their jobs to support children. Or that everyone has to create a fund from the royalties of their books. Or that each and every person is meant to get involved with organizations that work against the sex slave trade. What I am saying, though, is that instead of thinking and telling people they are crazy when they feel like the Spirit is leading them into something that doesn't necessarily make sense to us, we should join them in the discernment process. Instead of discouraging people, we should pray for more insight and boldness. Instead of deadening people to the Spirit's leading with our words and our actions, we should celebrate and join the Spirit's movement in and through them!

Francis Chan is the founding pastor and teaching pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, CA. After being raised by his Buddhist grandmother in Hong Kong, Francis came to America at the age of five. In 1994 Francis and his wife Lisa started Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley. The church has grown to over 3,000 regular attendees. Cornerstone has many ongoing ministries including Cornerstone Television, an evangelistic cable television show. Pastor Chan is a highly sought-after speaker at many Christian colleges and youth conferences nationally and internationally. He is also active with Children’s Hunger Fund, African Renewal Ministries and World Impact.

Publication date: March 8, 2011