Tuesday, January 5, 2010

shocked by God

I was flipping channels on the TV this weekend when I came across a movie I have seen and know pretty well.  It was Facing the Giants, a Christian movie that is about 3 years old.  The coach in the movie was having a tough time and began to call our to God and search the Bible for answers.

The thought hit me then as it has this week.  We must dig for ourselves.  We must know God personally, one on one.  I'm not going to give you too much of my sermon for this Sunday, but I ask you to think about when you have seen God.  Have you ever been shocked by God?  Have you seen Him work or experienced His overpowering Grace?

Here are two places that happened:

Mark 2:12 (NLT) --- And the man jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, "We've never seen anything like this before!"

1 Kings 18:39 (NLT) --- And when all the people saw it, they fell face down on the ground and cried out, "The Lord—he is God! Yes, the Lord is God!"

The first was when the dude was healed about his buddies cut a whole in a roof of the house where Jesus was.  The second was what happened after a showdown between the prophets of Baal and Elijah, the prophet of God.  Both situations led people to see God and be in awe of Him.

My prayer is that through our lives people will be shocked by God and come to know Him.  Pray that with me.  Truly in 2010 we will see our "Dreams Come True".

[+] Please Pray

Pray for a friend and her unspoken prayer need today.  Continue to pray for Richard Holland and his battle with cancer.  Met with Tim Harvill who is planting a Hispanic church with Hilcrest Baptist.  Pray for Tim, who has MS, and for Hispanic people in our community who need Jesus.

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