Friday, October 18, 2002

Am enjoying Experiencing God immensely! So much good stuff and it's very challenging. It's discussing crisis of belief right now, which is the point in time where you realize what God is asking you to do and you know you cannot do it on your own, that you will have to trust Him to do it. So you have to decide what you believe about God. Do you believe what you say you believe and are you going to make that belief reality by actually acting on it? Good stuff.

I really appreciated today's lesson...here's an excerpt:

"What our world often is seeing in our day is a devoted, committed Christian serving God. But, they are not seeing God. They comment on what we are doing,
'Well, there's a wonderful, dedicated, committed group of people serving God.' They, however, do not see anything happening that can only be explained in
terms of the activity of God. Why? Because we are not attempting anything that only God can do.

Our world is not attracted to the Christ we serve, because they cannot see Him at work. They see us doing good things for God and say, 'That is wonderful, but
that's not my thing.' The world is passing us by, because they do not want to get involved in what they see. They are not having an opportunity to see God.
Let the world see God at work and He will attract people to Himself. Let Christ be lifted up--not in words, but in life. Let them see the difference that a living
Christ makes in a life, a family, or a church; that will make a difference in how they respond. When the world sees things happening through God's people that
cannot be explained except that God Himself has done them, then the world will be drawn to the God they see."


Great stuff. How often we do that..our little "do-gooder" works. Not that doing good is wrong, but we need to be sure that we are spending our time doing the things God calls us to do. Watching and seeing where God is at work and then joining Him in that task, not dreaming up things to do for God and asking Him to bless it. I think sometimes we fail to truly believe (by acting on our belief) that God is involved in this world. I think sometimes we think He's up there hanging out, waiting for someone to get a creative idea so that He can bless it. God is already at work. He's already moving. He's calling us to join Him in His work that He is doing. He's the boss.

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