Have you ever desired to see God do a God thing? I would have loved to have seen the parting of the Red Sea… a God thing. Or watched the walls of Jericho come tumbling down… a God thing. Or observed the feeding of the five thousand … a God thing. Or seen Jesus resurrected from the dead… definitely at God thing.
A God thing is basically God interjecting Himself into our physical reality with His supernatural power and presence. A God thing could take the form of a divine appointment or an achievement of an impossible dream.
I think we should see a God thing on a regular basis in our lives. Why? Because Jesus said it would be so. He told His disciples, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greaterworksthan these he will do; because I go to the Father.” (John 14:12)
Greater works than Jesus? That’s what He said.
Why is it that we don’t see a God thing as often as we should?
Perhaps, it’s because we don’t do the human thing that usually precedes a God thing. Moses stood before the Red Sea with his staff and asked for a God thing to happen. The people of Israel marched around the walls of Jericho and eventually blew their shofars (trumpets made out of ram horns) before the walls came tumbling down. A little boy had to offer his lunch before the five thousand could be fed. And Jesus had to be willing to suffer and die before He could be raised from the grave.
Yes, God usually asks for a human thing before He does His God thing. A God thing doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It happens among people. In part, that’s the reason why it requires a human thing.
Let’s say we want the Lord to do His thing and bring a relative or friend into a relationship with Him… undeniably a God thing. So we pray and pray for it to happen, thinking it’s our human thing. But, Jesus did say that we are to “go and make disciples”, which includes prayer, but not only prayer.
Maybe, we should ask the Lord what human thing He desires from us regarding the salvation of that relative or friend. What staff should we lift up, what wall should we march around, what lunch should we provide and what kind suffering and death should we be willing to endure in order for God to do His thing.
Granted, God can do whatever He wants, whenever He wants, but the biblical record shows that He wants us to do our part.
Having read all this, what God thing do you desire to have in your life? Is it possible that God is asking you to do a human thing first?
Something to think about...