On earth as it is in Heaven, starting in you.
When Jesus taught His disciples to pray, he said, “Our Father in heaven, holy is your name, your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”
This is the clearest explanation of the will of God in the entire Bible:
“Father, the way it is in heaven–where your goodness and glory reign and brokenness and darkness are absent–let it be here on earth.”
That’s our prayer, too, and why we exist as a church. We want to see the city of New Orleans transformed in such a way that it begins to impact this nation and the nations of the earth.
That transformation starts in you–as you experience God’s goodness and love in such a way that it restores every broken place of your life. This heavenly reality happens IN you so that it can flow THROUGH you into the world around you. As each of us begin to live in the joy of heaven, the freedom of heaven, the hope of heaven, the Kingdom of God can come into the world around us.