It really is difficult to know what to share on a blog. On the one hand I want to share what I sense from God, just in case it can be an encouragement to anyone. But on the other hand, I know that what I share here may be offensive to friends & family, whom I have the utmost respect for.
Well here goes again, with no intention to offend, but some things need to be said…
We need an original Jesus Movement… we really do! I’m all for waiting on God, praying, fasting, & all that stuff. Bring it on! But… don’t sit round like zombies waiting for God to do something. JC has made sure we have a whole bunch of examples in the gospels of how to do kingdom stuff. If you’re not certain of what God has for you to do, for this time, & for this place, too bad… just do something. That doesn’t sound very ‘spiritual’ does it?
What do I mean by an original Jesus movement? I mean the movement that JC started in the first century. JC was a man, empowered by the Holy Spirit. He laid down his royalty. By learning to cooperate with what he saw & heard from the Holy Spirit, he introduced a kingdom movement that powerfully impacted thousands of people, beginning in Galilee, & spreading like wildfire.
So what does an original Jesus Movement look like?… that’s the fun part, we don’t know yet what it will look like for this time & place & people. It will not look like Azusa St. It will not look like any previous revival or awakening or whatever you want to call it. It may not look like the book of Acts. It may not look like the original Jesus Movement. All these movements gave us examples of what a Jesus Movement looks like for a certain time & place & people. But don’t get stuck in the musuem… Make the decision to align your life with what the Holy Spirit is doing. Create your own Jesus Movement. Just do kingdom stuff right where you are… in your family, in your workplace, in your school. As you do it, learn to listen & look, just like JC did. Not hard is it?
Then find a bunch of people to share that journey with. Have fun!