This word has been popping up everywhere lately. My advice- embrace it, learn it, live it. It’s not going to go away.

It’s the culture that the Father has always longed for and dreamed of.

It’s the culture of relationship and love. In this culture when you succeed, we celebrate with you. When you mess up, we draw closer to you and remind you who you are. We love together, we laugh together, and we cry together. We experience the power and the beauty of the Lord’s love for us together. We grow together. It’s the culture of family.

The first time I truly experienced this culture was a year ago when I made my first trip to Ukraine. I had known love and been showed love– but never like this. I was so baffled by how these crazy Ukrainians who had literally just met me, loved me so much. I thought, “They don’t even know me”.

Then I discovered that they saw Jesus in me, and that they loved me for me. They didn’t love me for a song that I sang, or a word that I spoke. They loved me because I was me. Those crazy Ukrainians taught me how to love with no limitations, and I am so grateful that they did.

Now that I have experienced this love, I want no one left out. I want everyone to experience the love I did. And the best part is.. you don’t have to go to Ukraine to experience it.

This culture is going to spread. It’s going to change to world. It’s going to release a love into the world that nobody can explain, something that no one can even deny. And I’m going to release that love.

Let’s not hold it back any longer, the world is ready for it. They’re crying out for it without even knowing it.

I’m so honored to be able to know His love like this, and I can’t wait to discover more. Let’s do it together… in Koinonia.


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