Sometimes I get tired of the excuses:
- “I would have loved to live when Jesus lived.”
- “I remember when church used to be good.”
- “I long for the good old days.”
Those are just excuses for why God isn’t moving right here right now. Surely we’re not saying God is somehow limited by a time or place! Charles Spurgeon said it this way,
“God’s power is independent of place. Think ye that there was any sanctity in the upper room at Jerusalem? Behold this room is quite as sacred as that filled by the Spirit in years gone by. Dream not that the city of Jerusalem of old, in the days of the Savior was a more proper theater for divine working than this is; He can make [your city] rejoice even as He did Jerusalem of old. Equally is the divine power independent of time. Do not dream that the ages have changed, so that in this day God cannot do His mighty works.”
I believe God wants to move in Cedar Springs today just as He moved in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost. No!! Even more… I believe God wants to do MORE in Cedar Springs!!
Now all glory to God, Who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
I’m living in this expectation: God’s power right here, right now!