God Moments

God Moments
You never know when there is going to be a “God Moment.” A God moment is when you get that prodding from the Holy Spirit that something is happening. A God moment can happen anywhere. It is that moment when you are talking to someone and the Holy Spirit prods you to say something. It can come from a question or a thought the other person has expressed. The conversation could be moving along some common topic and suddenly, there it is, right in front of you. The opportunity to gently answer a question that allows you to share your faith at some level.

Now what do you do? The tendency from our church training or witness training is to unload everything to them. Bob Mumford taught that when an animal is hungry, you do not give them the whole hay wagon load and force them to eat all of it. You feed the animal carefully and give them enough to satisfy their hunger. They will come back for more tomorrow. God moments are like that. You answer the question. You make the comment that is appropriate for the situation. You then stop and wait. If they continue to converse on the topic, then the door is open for giving more. If they do not continue, then stop completely. Do not force feed.

Other God moments are when Christians are together and sharing a meal, or time together in recreation, or just sitting around talking. Suddenly, the Lord can show up and change the atmosphere. Years ago, we were sitting around the table having dinner at our home in Waynesburg. We had laughed, had a great time, when suddenly the Lord became very present and we decided to finish our meal with communion. It was one of the most memorable communion times that we have had.

God Moments can be personal as well. You can be going about your daily work, your daily routines, when unexpectedly the Lord shows up. It can happen on a starry night as you look into the dark, starlit night or it can happen when you are holding your child. Some of the most mundane things can turn into the God moment. You are suddenly aware and in awe. You may stand there looking into space and declare to Him, “who am I that you love me or even care for me.” Holding your child, you may be overwhelmed with love for the child, but suddenly, there is the God moment where love is taken to a spiritual high and you know he loves more intensely than we can imagine.

Would it not be wonderful if we could have those moments at our will? They are not at our will, but His. When the God moment comes, embrace it. Obey them if there is a direction He desires. Try to sustain the moment by being quiet, allow it to echo through your being. Stop what you are doing, enjoy the moment. Maybe these God moments are like what Adam and Eve had on a daily basis. These are meant for us to enjoy, savor, and seek for more.

A move of God can be a spectacular revival type meeting across large areas or it could be that move of God in you. – Pastor Bill

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