Are We Missing Something?

Are we missing something? This is something I find myself wondering this every one in a while when I get myself deep into spiritual thought.

When it comes to Christianity, specifically American Christianity, are we missing something?

I have read multiple accounts over the years about major spiritual successes and revivals and miracles from all over the world. The weird thing is that you find these accounts coming from third world countries and places outside of America.

From the Middle East to Inda, from China to South Korea, the Church is exploding in spiritual power.

And so, one has to wonder: are we missing something? Is there something we are not doing here in the American Church that they are doing in other parts of the world?

Or are we doing something that they aren’t doing that is actually preventing us from accessing the Divine power of God?

I have been dealing with this question for some time and I am working on something that in my opinion will change the face of Christianity and restore the power of the Church.

I want to find that missing link. I want to help bring power back into the Church.

I don’t know what that is going to look like. But I want to be a part of it.

In Your Wildest Dreams…

I remember a phrase that used to go around in the middle and high school dating world: “Not even in your wildest dreams.” Now, I’m 27, so that was a familiar phrase, said a lot around me to myself and some of my friends. And, of course, the meaning is clear. That guy/girl wouldn’t go out on a date, go to a dance, or kiss you even in your wildest dreams.

Now, we all have some wild dreams. We’re king of the world, we’re a mass murderer, we’re running from a mass murderer, we’re married to someone different, our jobs are better, or worse, we lost a family member, etc, etc. And we daydream extravagantly too. We daydream about our perfect jobs, our perfect spouse, our perfect lives, a lot of money…anything, everything. We imagine great things for our lives, and we think: “There’s no way…”

What if I were to tell you that there was a way? What if I were to tell you that God can help you get the things you want (within reason)? He can.

In the book of Ephesians, the apostle Paul mentions, “God can do anything, you know-far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” (3:20; The Message) Put differently, He is “able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us…(ESV).

The God that we serve is able to amazing things in our lives, and He is able to give us more than we can ask or imagine, anything beyond our wildest dreams, as long as His power is working in us and His Spirit is in us. That part is key, because there are so many positive thinking courses who just say it takes our own spirit, but it takes the Spirit of God to accomplish anything of great value or worth in His Kingdom or in our own lives.

Have faith in your God. He can and will do great things, as long as His Spirit resides in and is working in you.