What’s been happening over the last few months at my church has been fascinating. Simply fascinating.
I’ve watched God move in a church before and it was incredible. Seeing people’s lives changed for the gospel was evident. I’ve longed for that.
We’ve seen students grappling with God’s word, we are seeing dads question their jobs and priorities and we are seeing God move, albeit in small pockets.
I’ve quit trying to rationalize when I hear why someone is coming to mind and I’ve quit trying to figure it out. I’m learning to just ask. You would be surprised how many conversations I’ve had lately that start out like this.
Me: “Hey, how is everything?”
Me: “God has been bringing you to my mind, lately. Are you sure everything is going well?”
Person: “God told you that?” “What exactly did He say?”
…story of what is happening in their life, be it victory, defeat, sorrow, or angst.
I’m watching as God’s Spirit is breathing life into people. It’s simply amazing. I wonder if we often forget about the Spirit in the trinity. This verse has been just unfolding in front of me the last few weeks:
10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
1 Corinthians 2:10-11
This Baptist boy is excited.
The people in church can be exhausting. It’s like listening to babies cry all the time, except they are in their mid 40s and they aren’t willing to really follow God’s voice.
But watching the Spirit move in someone’s life as they begin to understand the mystery of the Gospel is amazing.
Spend some time listening for God’s voice. Watch Him work. When He mentions someone go talk to them. Text them, call them, or go see them down the hall. Find out what God is doing.
Parents, let your kids watch you wrestle with God. Allow them to see you struggle as you try and follow His commands and leading. Allow them to see and hear what God is saying to you about your life. They are watching you. They are learning from you.
Don’t allow your words, be the only thing that they walk away with.