Sometimes we believers get told by those with a different worldview that we are attributing our own “God meaning” to random, inconsequential things and making meaning where there isn’t any. That can make us hesitant to call something a ‘God moment’ and inhibit our ability to testify what God is doing in our lives, yet as my friend Kerry said this week: “if we aren’t seeing God in everything, then we aren’t acknowledging God’s existence”.
“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools”.
These can be hard words to hear, yet they should encourage us. Take note of the little things and be encouraged that God is whispering love to you through His actions. In Ephesians 5:20 Paul says “And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Be watchful and notice God at work in your life. Write your ‘God moments’ down, because if you don’t, you will easily forget them. I’m sure that’s why in Deuteronomy 11:19-21,the Israelites were encouraged to teach God’s words to their children. It says: “Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors.”
God is never idle. He is constantly at work in our lives, who knows, perhaps the moment you noticed God working in your life this week could be the story that encourages someone else to put their faith in Him! Each week we try and share a God story in our Sunday service; if you have a testimony of God working in your life, don’t be shy! Put your name down at the Connect Desk on Sunday, or send a message to the Energizer Church Facebook page; you never know who will be encouraged!
Written by Lorraine Morgan