Monday, June 16, 2008

"Where is God at Work?"

I've spent the last 2 weeks at the Nazarene Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. The topic of this 2 week seminar was discernment, or "How do we sense where God is at work?"

The whole two weeks, I had this phrase running through my mind:

He who has an ear, let him hear (Revelation 13:9 and seven other places earlier in the book).

I came back excited to hear what God has to say to us.

Then Sunday came...

At one point in our church gathering, I asked if anyone had wanted to speak about God's activity in their life. (I remember the "old-timers" at churches where I grew up calling these "testimonies".)

We tend to be a pretty quiet crowd during worship. Sometimes when I ask questions like this, no one responds.

But yesterday, before I knew it, a number of people talked about how they have experienced God at work in their midst recently. It was a great time of sharing and realizing that God is moving among us.

Then I asked people to pray about something.

"Would you pray about being a part of a prayer gathering this Wednesday? I'd like to see those of us who have an ear...hear what God wants to say and do."

I have no idea how this will go or how people will respond. But it's an attempt to see if God is up to something, and how we can get in on it.

Grace & peace

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