Yesterday was pi-Day—my 54th birthday! I’m not quite sure how to feel about that. In some ways, I am greatly encouraged by all that the Lord has done in that time—I have been abundantly blessed! In others ways, it feels too large of a number compared to what’s left. And in still other ways, 54 reminds me that I might need to hurry up on a few of my life goals.
Nonetheless, these unique celebrations give us a moment of reflection—to consider how important our days are.
As it is for all of us, our birthdays are a vital reminder, not simply of our birth, but that our lives matter—that they have meaning and purpose. Birthdays tell us that we came from somewhere and that we’re ultimately going somewhere; and that all the days in between have been given to us to creatively manifest who we were meant to be. In them all, our Heavenly Father, our Daddy, sows the seeds of vision and story.
So, here’s my point: YOU are the move of God in the earth. No fuller expression of God’s work exists anywhere. No one knows you better than God Himself, and no one knows best what He wants to do through you. You are God’s best work where you stand.
The truth is so simple that we often overlook it; we even dismiss it. We see ourselves as small and insignificant. We see ourselves as overlooked, and unworthy of attention. We see our problems as bigger than our tomorrows. We’re really not sure if our existence matters, so we don’t act like it.
Instead, we keep looking for the next great thing, the next great move of God to make up for what we’re lacking. And by doing so, we miss the fact that the next great thing God is doing is wrapped up in the package that is us.
This is where the power of the Gospel comes in!
Jesus said, “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” (John 7:38) In other words, the move of God feels strongest with you. The gospel does not flow from without, but from within. God’s power flows most powerfully FROM you!
You see, by His death and resurrection, Jesus cancelled all debts that we may owe God. He removed any potential to blame our past on where we’re not going. He makes every promise of scripture available to us, today. There is no waiting! God’s best plans are already laid up within us.
Armed with such truth, we no longer have to wander the earth wondering where is God working the most. It’s right where you live!
Now that is something to rejoice about! There is nothing to fear about tomorrow. It’s already taken care of. I simply get to trust Him as He leads me to be the force of His love in the earth.
Take that and run! Have fun…today IS the move of God through you!