Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Finger of God Moving Me



Sometimes there isn't any language for what you are feeling.
Sometimes these feelings that are so human are the only thing that we possess that let's us know we are alive.
Feelings can be the wings to lift us up into the presence of God....
and, in the next instant, the very curse of our existence.
We love them...
We hate them....
But when God moves into the mix of our human emotions, only He can bring order out of all the chaos we are experiencing. God stirs us to move us. 

Divine stirrings that we "feel" lead us beyond our ability to reason. They move us into the behavior of "faith". The substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. We move like a leaf in the wind. Not in randomness, but by the unseen hand of the One who created us.
These stirrings to move out under the hand and direction of God are what brought us our Bible. Men, stirred by the Holy Spirit, penned the very words that we hold dear to today.
We may not be able to explain the stirring that first brought us into relationship with Jesus, but we definitely know that it transcended human language. We knew that something was happening. That we were being drawn to confess, repent and receive. 

Acts 7:23 gives us some insight into these stirrings that come to us from the hand of God.
Now when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren, the children of Israel.  Of course the passage is referring to Moses. Notice that the scripture says, "It came into his heart". The desire to go and visit his kin wasn't formulated in his mind. He didn't just have a thought and act on it. It was birthed in the heart. On the surface this simple act of going to visit someone seems harmless. But it was this very act that put Moses in a situation where he had to flee for his life. Coincidence? I think not.
Moses would flee to the land of Midian where he would spend forty years in God's school, learning how to herd sheep. Isn't it funny that Moses would end up with the largest herd of sheep ever in the history of mankind. A herd of sheep that we know as the children of Israel. And it all was birthed when "It came to his heart" to visit his brethren.

So what does this have to do with us?
Be aware of the stirrings that come your way. Test them and see where they lead. It may be God directing you. Is living in such a manner scary? Of course it is. But this is all part of the process of growing up in Jesus. Becoming a follower who truly trust where we are being led.

Think on these things....

God on you...
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