God is On the Move

In Acts 10 there was a man named Cornelius who prayed to God regularly. When you pray regularly, irregular things happen on a regular basis. You never know when, where or how, but God will invade your routine, orchestrating supernatural synchronicities. God is always preparing and positioning us for divine appointments. It is in prayer God’s plans are revealed to us.

One of the more exciting moments in the faith journey is when God moves on multiple hearts simultaneously. Like when God was moving on Cornelius prayers, He was also moving upon Peter to be an avenue for God’s answer. It was a monumental moment as the Lord opened the door to the Gentiles (all non-Jews) to accept Jesus Christ.

The Lord is still interested in introducing Himself to those who don’t know Him.  I will find myself in conversations with people laughing or debating politics or philosophizing about the world, when all of a sudden, the still small voice of the Holy Spirit will prompt me to take the conversation in a spiritual direction.

Mark Batterson points out, the Celtic Christians had a fascinating name for the Holy Spirit: An-Geadh-Glas “wild goose.” Because the Lord will often lead His people on what feels like a wild goose chase. My first reaction is, “But Lord, I don’t want them to think I’m a religious nut, a Holy Roller, one of those Born Agains.”  Then my soul speaks up: “But you are passionately in Love with Jesus and have been born again to a Jesus mindset and your whole life is an adventure of faith.” Then next thing I know I enter the vulnerability zone only to find the person I’m talking to is starving for answers, desperate for a God touch, interested in what I have to say!

Sometimes, I am worried about what to say and start tripping over my thoughts before I even speak, but when I just open my mouth on His behalf, an eloquence or line of reasoning or penetrating question will come forth. Matthew 10:19-20 “Do not be anxious about what you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking though you.” Apparently, God is on the move through us! 

Who you know is more important that what you know—we know the Father and possess His Spirit which is far more important than what you know.

God wants to be on the move in and around you.  So engage the Lord in an ongoing dialogue and get ready for the adventure of faith. 

–By Rev. Dr. William Lewis