So many people today are looking for God. Some go to churches, some try programs, some go to other countries; all are searching for the answer to one of life’s biggest question: Where is God?
The question, Where is God?, is almost a rhetorical question. It may be more logical to ask, where isn’t God? This is because God is Everywhere and can be found in everything (Psalm 139:7-12, Romans 1:20).
The question, Where is God?, more than likely wants to know: where is God moving? In other words, who’s life is being changed by God, where are the lost being saved, where can I see God’s hands?
Today, I saw God moving at a Skatepark. Not in the sense that revival broke out and many were brought to Christ (however Great that would be), but I saw Him moving in the hearts of 3 people.
The first person was a young boy who just came to know Christ a few days ago. He doesn’t know much about the things of God, but He has so many Godly characteristics, its as if he’s been saved for years. I don’t work with people because I expect some unbridled form of gratitude, but to have someone be so grateful just because you spent time with them…words cannot describe. Matthew 18:12 comes to mind.
The second person was a friend of mine. He is 19 and reminds me so much of myself its like looking into a mirror from 4 years ago. His mannerisms, speech, hobbies, interests, etc all remind me of…me. He tries to hide curiosity towards the gospel, but I know that the seeds that have been planted so far will come to harvest (Isaiah 55:11). It is so refreshing to finally be able to work with someone who doesn’t know anything about the gospel. Its just like Jesus intended it to be…bringing the gospel to the world (gentiles).
The last person was another “friend” of mine, though he hasn’t made much contact. He prayed a prayer of salvation a few weeks ago, but it has been a slow battle to make contact with him. But tonight, God was all over him. He’s depressed, broken, hurt, and is in the perfect spot for a miracle. I’ve invited him to church, coffee, food, my house, etc, but the devil has been messing with his mind. Still, I keep believing that he will open up and want to talk and hopefully live out the salvation that he asked for.
Its strange to see God moving in three different people’s lives in one day, but maybe that is because I’ve limited God’s ability to move. I believe that tonight God made a loud and clear statement, that He is able to do far abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us (Eph. 3:20).
I thank God that He doesn’t stop working with us and is always letting us know that He will unleash a movement, not us. He did this today when I saw God at a Skatepark.