For several years, I've been dissatisfied with my Christian walk. I've been hungry for more, desperate to see God do things that only God can do. I'm tired of going to churches that are mirrors of organizations in the outside world, with the same power struggles, the same cliques, the same ambitions. I know, I know, churches aren't perfect because the people in them aren't perfect and all that, and I shouldn't be critical.. But I want to see the power of God and not just more of what man can do. I don't want to live a mediocre Christian life. I want more.
Last night I started a class at my church on Francis Chan's book, "Forgotten God, Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit". In it Chan says "Without Him (Holy Spirit), people operate in their own strength and only accomplish human-size results. The world is not moved by love or actions that are of human creation. And the church is not empowered to live differently from any other gathering of people without the Holy Spirit. But when believers live in the power of the Spirit, the evidence in their lives is supernatural, the church cannot help but be different, and the world cannot help but notice."
Amen! That's what I long for, to see God perform miracles, to see the supernatural, to see God answer prayers in a way that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. He's done some amazing things in my life lately and I can sense the beginning of a change. Lets's unleash the power of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, in our homes, in our churches, and in our communities, and see what happens. I think we'll be amazed!