The term “movers and shakers” is usually used to describe people who have influence and impact in an area of culture. We often put business people, entertainers or sports figures in this group. This week I got a whole new perspective on the idea of “movers and shakers”.
Twice in this past week I was in the presence of a group of “movers and shakers”. They were not in the normal places you would imagine for people of influence. In both instances these people were in a church. They were not doing what our culture normally views as influential.
In both instances the groups, and they were not the same group but I was privileged to be present at both times.
The activity taking place was a prayer meeting. What? That’s correct, I was in the presence of some moving and shaking, some influencing of culture and it was in two different churches, with two different groups and both times the focus was prayer.
Both times there was a definite realization of something powerful taking place and there was some life change. I would call that moving and shaking and certainly influential.
One group was in my church as we 14 of us gathered to pray for revival and our upcoming Revival/Renewal services. The other group is some pastors from 5 different denominations who gather every other week to pray for each other and for revival in our community.
The power that was present in both places was palatable and the impact was noticeable on all who participated. I was humbled and moved during both times. Sadly it has been a while since I was present when this type of movement and influence took place.
We give too much attention to the kind of moving and shaking that makes headlines in the media and not enough to what makes headlines with God. I am hungry for more and more of this moving and shaking. I am excited to see, and experience, all that God has for in store in our community.
I have been saying ever since I moved here that God is up to something good in our community. The reality is that I have been saying this more in faith and hope than with real conviction. I am now saying with great conviction that God is up to something good in our community.
I believe the other “movers and shakers” would agree. I for one don’t want to miss any of what God has in mind for us. I am praying that you will be moved and shaken by God’s love, grace, forgiveness and power. How about it, are you ready for some moving and shaking in your life?
May you follow God, not man.