Wednesday, June 18, 2008

God on the Move

Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining. (1 John 2:8)

Sometimes it feels like the light is passing and the darkness is dominating.

But this passage tells us just the opposite: the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.

Are you looking for those places?

Here's one.

I have a friend named Todd. We lived in the same area for a short time. While he was here, Todd shared his story and mentioned he had cancer. The prognosis wasn't particularly good. The cancer was difficult. It wouldn't be easy to operate on because of its structure. In fact, Todd was told it might not ever be possible to operate at all.

Todd and his family moved away last year. But he recently sent an e-mail updating us on his story.


Dear Pastor Jeff,

In your recent email you asked for testimonies of what God is doing in our lives. Please share with your church my testimony. The chemo that I have been taking for the past year has greatly reduced my cancer. My oncologist says that it is time for the surgeon to take a look and see if they can remove surgically what was before inoperable! This is a tremendous answer to prayer. I will let you know when I have a date for surgery and of course let you know what the results are. PTL!



I wonder how many of us are tempted to think, "God's not doing anything like that where I live. I don't see Him working."?

Is it possible that He IS working, we're just not seeing Him? Is it possible He IS speaking, we're just not listening?

There are several ways we discipline ourselves to see Him and hear Him: prayer, scripture, meditation, worship, fasting, and meeting with other seekers are just a few.

Have you built these disciplines into your life?

Maybe you feel overwhelmed at the prospect of adding all of them.

Why not pick one of these areas and begin to build it into your routine.

Not sure which one? Ask God to make it plain to you.

If the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining I want to be a part of it, don't you?

As a matter of fact, God's promise is that we will be: its truth is seen in him and you!! God will make the light shine in and through us if we're willing to cooperate with Him.

Grace & peace

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