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Why Doesn’t God Move the Same Everywhere? by Josh Howard, 7/9/20.
In these 12 years, I have had a front row seat to some of the most amazing movements of God that I’ve ever seen. Churches multiplying like crazy…people getting radically saved…others getting radically healed. It’s like the Book of Acts: Episode II Return of the Jedi. (Apostles)
And almost every time I talk to a group of Americans, they always say something like, “Why doesn’t that happen in America, Josh? Why does it only happen in India or Africa or China or (insert your favorite mission field here.)”
And I don’t really have an answer…
And then, a while back, I was listening to a message by the famous evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke … And his answer finally gave me an answer. This is what he said —
“If you want to see the power of God…go to where the Gospel has never been preached and His Power will meet you there!!!”
Wow. Profound. (Insert mindblown emoji here).
I don’t know exactly what it is…and there is no special formula, but God’s power moves greatest when we are loving and serving those who don’t know Him. He’s still leaving the 99 to go after the 1. His heart is still breaking over the coin that rolled under the table. He’s still on his front porch looking for the lost son to run home. And his power is waiting for us to move. His Hand always moves in the direction that His heart always longs…
You aren’t going to miraculously get the power of God sitting on your couch watching Netflix. His power will meet you at the places furthest from your comfort zone.
P.S. For the past few years, we have been getting people together over zoom every month to talk about how they can begin to “get in the game” or get their church in the game. If you’re interested in being a part of a group like that, Read more at … https://ignite.mykajabi.com/eb/BAh7BjoWZW1haWxfZGVsaXZlcnlfaWRsKwfcVTdp–ff6a2222e884f89a28edcc9c51e706bf3ab53696