Friday, April 30, 2010
I am looking forward to seeing some shaking going on as we serve in the presense of the Lord.
"And when they had prayed, the place they were assembled together was shaken;and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness" Acts 4:31
I believe God wants us to be in the place of service shoulder to shoulder praising Him. Some times it may be hard and you may be called to a place like Uganda. Justin says ,"Go See, Serve". It would be easy to send money and that is all good but for those who are called, they need to go! It may not be the most efficient method but it will have the greateast effectiveness on those who serve and are served.
In 2 Sammuel 6 David and the people of Israel wanted to bring the ark back to the City of David. They wanted to get it there quickly. They had the idea of putting it on a cart (golf cart) to hasten the journey in spite of God's instructions. One of the men helping was named Uzzah. I am sure he was proud of efficiency of the cart; just as we could send our money to Uganda and be done with it. However God had another plan and struck down Uzzah.
Soon after this they did it God's way. This time it was not very efficient but more effective in the lives of those carrying the ark.
"And so it was, when those bearing the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, that he sacrificed oxen and fatted sheep" 2 Sammuel 6:13
A slow process but we know that later in the chapter they made it. More importantly those involved were Affected by their service to God. They had the ark on their shoulders and stopped and praised God. It changed them so much that it is recorded that David was dancing before the Lord and all the house of Israel were shouting with the sound of a trumpet.
I want to be in that place of service because I know that the Lord will be effective in me. Going to Uganda will have an affect on me and others. Everyday praying for the Holy Spirit to fill me to serve Him and to help others. As it was in the Book of Acts, may the place we assemble be shaken by the presense of God.