Proverbs 29:18 says that people perish if there is no vision. In Habakkuk 2:2, God says to write the vision down so that others can read it and run with it.
Some years ago, I had a vision to communicate with people who believe in God; ALL people who believe in God. I didn’t see the point in talking to just one particular denomination, since I had been raised in a family that had traditions in many denominations and I’ve worked in ministry with so many others. I discovered, we all read the same Bible and knew the same God under the same dispositions of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We all gratefully acknowledge and accept that Jesus Christ died for our sins, rose from the dead with all power and provided us access to that Power. So, it made no sense to me that there was no written publication that did not speak to the WHOLE Body of Christ, as opposed to just one faction of it.
God often brought me back to one passage of scripture: 1 Corinthians 12. The 12 verse says that we are many members of one body. Verses 28-30 talk about the different functions of that body and that it is good that we seek the best parts. It all serves as the preamble to the declaration of 1 Corinthians 13, that of all the ‘parts’ in the body, the part you play in LOVE is the most excellent.
In the last five months I have seen God set some pretty cool things in motion. I have been blessed to share love of God to people around the world through my blog, Kaleidoscope Perspectives. I am stunned almost daily when I discover where people are opening up this love letter. As of this writing, the Kaleidoscope blog has been read in 29 countries! And I am so grateful. But I am also taking it as a challenge. I can do more. I WILL do more.
But I cannot do it alone.
God has given me a vision to start a magazine that is not like any other. It doesn’t cater to one gender, one age bracket, one denomination or one class of believers. This is for the WHOLE BODY OF CHRIST. This is a chance to take every beautiful facet that makes up the Lord’s Body and point it toward the SON so that it reflects the LIGHT of His LOVE. That is why it will be called Kaleidoscope Kingdom Magazine. There will be events and merchandise to promote it. There will be opportunities to minister and give to others through it. And there will be books, music and seminars to help others reproduce it.
I ask that you pray for me. Ask God to give me direction as I seek to pursue my purpose.
I also ask for your support. Let me know that your heart is for this vision. Please click this link (http://kaleidoscopekingdom.wix.com/support#!) to send encouragement, questions, prayer or financial support. As provision is made, I will be sending out tokens of heartfelt thanks, so please remember to leave return contact information.
Steven Curtis Chapman once sang, “Saddle up your horses. We’ve got a trail to blaze.” Let’s see how far we can run with this vision!
May peace and favor rest upon you always,
Rev. Janeé L. Smith