Have you ever tried to understand the psychology of the freeway? Trying to analyze the speeding up, slowing down, car to truck density, and random congestion keeps me interested. It is amazing how much people influence me, even when we are anonymously interacting on a road. It happens often with people, less often with God.
Last night I watched a series of movies with my roommate about how Christians around the world are seeing the power of God at work in the world through real-day miracles. The movie that started it all last night was Finger of God by Wanderlust. I watched them all on Netflix; here is the Amazon link. These movies follow miracles, healing, and people who seek to bring love to some of the most vocal opponents of Christianity as well as the average person on the street.They are challenging to a comfortable Christian lifestyle.
How does God want to work through my everyday life? I am a little afraid of the power to see someone healed through my prayer on a street, and of how stupid I could look if God did not work. I cannot control Him, after all, and any sort of risky behavior may result in a face-plant. While I do think God is calling me to run out and start street evangelism, this reminds me of 1 Corinthians 1:
“20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength….
27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. “
God, please bless me with the humility to be open to how You work in ways that I do not understand, cannot predict, and pull me way out of my comfort zone. Please help my perspective to change, and for me to see who You are and how Your power and love are at work in the world. Thank You for how You work in very real ways. To You be the glory! Amen.