Dear Fellow Believers,
In "Christianese" I often hear phrases like a move of God the next great move of God or waiting on God to move as if He's just sitting on His throne, chillin' and taking the week off.
It is probably more accurate to say that He waits on us before He moves. God is moving every day. He has a purpose for each of us to fulfill every day. We just don't see it or hear from the Holy Spirit because we are so caught up in our own lives and distractions of this physical world. He moves through us! He is waiting for us to bow down and lay our pride, our earthy desires and our strong will at His feet. He is waiting for us to seek Him more than we seek the world He gave us, with all it's earthly pleasures and distractions. He is waiting for us to say "not my will but Yours". He is waiting for us to ask what He wants us to do today.
We can't hold on to the things of this world and think God will move greatly in our lives. You don't have to live an impoverished life, only put Him first and let go of all that the world has to offer.
Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and ALL these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
The next great move of God begins with His people. If that is what you want more than anything, stop singing about it and get alone with Him in your prayer closet. Get full of His Word and tune in to what the Holy Spirit is saying. Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 This verse is often quoted in reference to saving this world and the state of our nation. But take a moment and read that verse in context. God was speaking to King Solomon in reference to His people and His temple. I'm keeping my words brief and to the point because reading God's words in this passage says it so much better:
So Solomon finished the Temple of the Lord, as well as the royal palace. He completed everything he had planned to do in the construction of the Temple and the palace. Then one night the Lord appeared to Solomon and said,
“I have heard your prayer and have chosen this Temple as the place for making sacrifices. At times I might shut up the heavens so that no rain falls, or command grasshoppers to devour your crops, or send plagues among you. Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. My eyes will be open and my ears attentive to every prayer made in this place. For I have chosen this Temple and set it apart to be holy—a place where my name will be honored forever. I will always watch over it, for it is dear to my heart.
“As for you, if you faithfully follow me as David your father did, obeying all my commands, decrees, and regulations, then I will establish the throne of your dynasty. For I made this covenant with your father, David, when I said, ‘One of your descendants will always rule over Israel.’
“But if you or your descendants abandon me and disobey the decrees and commands I have given you, and if you serve and worship other gods, then I will uproot the people from this land that I have given them. I will reject this Temple that I have made holy to honor my name. I will make it an object of mockery and ridicule among the nations. And though this Temple is impressive now, all who pass by will be appalled. They will ask, ‘Why did the Lord do such terrible things to this land and to this Temple?’
“And the answer will be, ‘Because His people abandoned the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who brought them out of Egypt, and they worshiped other gods instead and bowed down to them. That is why He has brought all these disasters on them.’” 2 Chronicles 7:11-22 NLT
Waiting on a move of God? Let it all go and seek Him first!
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