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Move of God

by Michael Davis on December 31, 2018

If we are going to see God move in 2019, it will not happen apart from prayer!

It’s that simple. God moves in response to the prayers of His people. One might be shocked at how little we pray in light of this truth. As D.L. Moody aptly observed, “Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.”

Maybe prayerlessness is less about lack of discipline or time, and more reflective of the reality that we don’t really want to see God move. But how can that be? Why wouldn’t we want to see and be part of a move of God in our lifetime?

CHANGE.

Generally speaking, we are all creatures of habit. We like rhythm and routine in our life. We like what we can predict, and even better, what we can control. When people start talking about ‘a move of God’ – well, you can’t predict that, and you certainly can’t control it.

The thought of a ‘move of God’ certainly sounds exciting at first. That is, until you begin to parse out what that might mean for you. What if He asks for changes to your rhythms and routines? What if God invites you to rethink where and how you spend your time? Your resources? Your affections?

Hearing about a ‘move of God’ is one thing, but being part of a ‘move of God’ is altogether different.

This is what prayer does. It re-aligns our hearts with the heart of God. Prayer has a way of lifting our eyes off of us and on to God. And when we begin to see God – who He is, what He is like, and what He is all about – we will want more of Him.

I want to see God in 2019. I want to see God move in 2019. I want to be part of a move of God.

At 12:00AM, January 1st, ‘Twenty-one Days of Prayer’ will officially begin. The goal was to cover every second of every minute of every hour of every day for twenty-one days in prayer. There were 1,512 twenty-minute prayer slots to be claimed, and by the grace of God, all of them have been covered.

I don’t know what God will do in the next twenty-one days, but I am approaching them with great confidence that God will move in response to the prayers of His people.

Whether you are part of the GENESIS community or not, please consider setting apart twenty-one minutes a day for the first twenty-one days in January to pray. As a church family, we will specifically be praying for NEW LIFE. We will ask God to move in people’s hearts that are far from Him. We will pray that God would draw people into relationship with Him. We will pray that God would open people’s eyes, minds and hearts to see and know that what they need more than anything is Jesus. And when someone comes into relationship with Jesus, there is NEW LIFE.

Looking forward to seeing all that God will do in response to the prayers of His people.

p.s. We’ve created a Prayer Guide that you can use during your twenty-one minutes of prayer.