Believing that there was more, I began a spiritual quest to see more.
More of What?
More of God’s power. I began a quest to see his power beyond what I’ve experienced. To be so impacted that we would fall to our knees in praise because it all pointed to him.
In reading the scripture, I’ve come to see the greater working of God, of how he involves himself in the lives and ministry of his people.
My belief was too small and my faith was anchored in the smallness.
What I Don’t Mean
- Not miracles, wonders, and signs.
- Not an outpouring of the Spirit through me.
- Not a deeper understanding of a text.
- Nothing that draws attention to me.
What I Do Mean
- Worship that lifts us up like never before.
- Losing our self-awareness and ego.
- Salvation coming to hundreds instead of dozens.
- A revival of humility and holiness.
- The Spirit convicting & filling us with righteousness.
I’ve been asking, searching and waiting.
Hurricane Harvey showed up. When it left, it left hundreds of thousands without power, homes, and businesses. It left having killed people. For almost a week it held us hostage. It held us in fear, and dread, and in many places, in water over our heads.
The power of God was revealed like never before.
- Our church flooded but we worshiped any way, and it filled our souls.
- Gone were self-awareness and ego.
- People came in their shorts and sandals, it’s all they had.
- We were humbled and God-dependent.
- We were filled with righteous purpose.
The miracles happened. God led us to save people on their roof tops. To people without resources, to widows, and retired couples, and to young families in need. He led us everywhere. He leads us still.
We helped each another, we helped strangers, and were helped by strangers. People took time off work to muck houses, to cook and deliver food, to serve. Volunteers showed up from all over the country. Money came when it was needed most. Calls of assistance came from everywhere. He brought about miraculous things, things we were never going to do on our own.
God involved himself in our lives and ministry.
Revival came. Righteousness and holiness have elevated us. Worship has never been so impactful. Gone are the walls of age, peer levels, and group dynamics. We have become one.
The power of God showed up. It wasn’t how I imagined it, but with God, it never is. And this morning, from my heart to yours, I can say…
It all points to Him!