The past several months have me convinced that a great move of God is mounting worldwide. It’s admittedly difficult to read between the lines of the popular media and listen for such a move of God amidst the noise of the cultural fad of the moment and all the political turbulence that are magnified a millions times over. However, the evidence of this move of God shines brightly in personal conversations, small groups, and in witnessing what is happening in collective worship experiences.
And what I am hearing and seeing is amazing! People near and far are breaking through to an experience of God that they have never known and a faith in Christ that inspires contagiously. The best I can describe the dynamic is that people are awakening from a deep slumber of being stuck in doing their own thing, justifying whatever behavior they think is acceptable, and having a belief that Christ exists devoid of accountability and responsibility. And they are awakening with passion and with a hunger to know the greater and dynamic experience of God and a faith in Christ that is both sacrificial and accountable in living out the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Be clear that this is not an institutional move or program to follow, but an extemporaneous move of God that knows no ethnic or generational barriers. It is a beautiful thing to see unfold and this is only the beginning and I only have a glimpse, but the common denominator is a desire to follow Jesus above all else. In John 6:66 we see this apostolic move happening early on in the life and ministry of Jesus. Many turn away and follow Christ no more because of the cost of following is for them too great. But, those who chose to continue to follow Christ with all of their heart quickly broke through to an experience of God that was both miraculous and lasting. And the move of God grew and the Christian faith spread and hundreds of millions of people have come to be the Church over the years in this great culture of multiplication; disciples of Jesus making disciples of Jesus with real love, authenticity, and accountability. May God be praised and join me in helping stoke this fire of this great move of God!