The title for this post is a question that I like to use when I’m talking to other believers. Sometimes I ask them, “What is God doing in your life?” Other times I’ve asked, “What has God been saying to you lately?” I’ve discussed this previously about six months ago in another post called “What is God doing in your life?” I find it very encouraging to hear how God is working in the lives of his people.
Many of us can look back and see what God has done in our life. This is important. In fact, throughout the Old Testament we see the prophets reminding God’s people what he had done for them. We should never stop looking back and thanking God for what he has done for us.
But, God is also active today. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that Jesus is living and active. We know that the Holy Spirit dwells within us and is constantly encouraging us on toward maturity in Jesus Christ. He have the Scriptures to show us what God’s people should look like and how they should act. God is active today.
So, I have found it beneficial to stop occasionally and ask myself (as I ask others), “What is God doing in my life?” and “What has God been saying to me lately?” As I’ve mentioned on this blog recently, God has been showing me what it means to reach out to believers who disagree with me or to those who are unbelievers.
So far, this has led to some frustration. I have been able to have some good conversations with brothers and sisters from different traditions, but these times have seemed rather forced and unnatural. Also, I have had some interaction with unbelievers, but again, these times were not as fluid as I think they should be.
However, as God has been teaching me, there have also been some wonderful moments, moments that seem to flow from the will of the Father instead of flowing from my own plans. These are the times that I’ve learned the most about the heart of the Father and the working of the Spirit. This is when I’m learning that God desires for his children to dwell together in unity, and that the Father loves those who are not part of his family. Also, it is during these “providentially ordained” moments that I learn to wait for God to move without trying to force or create something on my own.
So, what is God doing in your life? What has God been saying to you recently?