There’s a place where God will always meet with us–a place where He gives us direction. It’s in this place where He never fails to give us what we need for the journey. He may not always answer our prayers in the affirmative, but He will always guide our steps. He will show us the path. It’s in these still moments where God gifts us power.
I can always walk to the end of any dock, sit down, be still, and He will meet with me.
In moments like these, it’s obvious to me that the movement of God may look very different than what we’ve been told.
To date, I’ve posted 15 articles on the theme, “The Next Move of God.” I don’t know if it’s what you expected, but I hope it’s becoming clear that while many look for the next move of God, we actually may be missing THE move of God that’s right in front of us. The promise of Pentecost was not for another future Pentecost. I get the gift of God right here, right now—in His fullness.
Seeking and working for the next great move of God simply comes down to the religious spirit. Religion is the simple belief that God is distant, and that humanity needs to do whatever it can to draw His attention toward us. Through prayers, worship, meditation and other acts of contrition, religion believes we can garner God’s love and favor through greater effort—that a new move of His Spirit is still yet to happen.
If you’ve noticed, we never win that race. It’s like the proverbial dog chasing its tail. You never catch it! That mindset is actually birthed out of a spirit of poverty. We believe God’s holding back for some reason, and waiting for a greater sacrifice before He releases what’s in His hand.
In contrast, consider that place at the end of the dock. You’ve been there—you know, that place where God meets you. The place where peace washes over your soul and prepares you for the challenges of the day. You didn’t have to work at. He was just there.
The Gospel says Jesus finished all the work! Jesus paid the debt. God drew near to us, once and for all. He doesn’t have to prove anything…nor do we. God did it all in one completely selfless act of love for all humanity.
You will never hear any New Testament writer ever encouraging us to pursue anything other than what Jesus’ has already provided by the cross. There’s no new outpouring. No new anointing. You have it all—God dwells in you.
You are loved—it’s that simple. God is already for you and your best life. All we have to do is believe, move in faith, and trust that we’re smack dab in the middle of His purposes.
If need be, get back to your “lake-front” meeting place. Let God convince you that He still is good.