‘For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.’ 1 Corinthians 4:20
I have found myself using the word momentum quite a lot lately. Mostly, it’s been in the context of trying to find it and sometimes just to get up and start my day! I think we’re all in a season where we need some momentum, we need the power of the Holy Spirit to establish the Kingdom of God in our midst.
As Christians, we want to be motivated by the right things and the Holy Spirit wants to be our driving force. The past 18 months have caused us all to change the way we operate, it’s affected our decision making and our priorities as we go about our everyday lives. When we had to pause so many things, we experienced an unusual time of stopping, like nothing most of us have ever experienced before. We’re now in a season of restarting and we need to find the drive and energy to change pace or direction.
We have been given a fresh opportunity to find the momentum that the Holy Spirit provides. As we decide what we continue or return to, or what we change or permanently stop, we can allow the spirit to guide our steps as we begin to take them.
During this process, we can constantly turn our hearts and minds to God, talk and listen to him, read life-giving words from the scriptures and allow them to motivate and guide us. We have the opportunity to continually invite the spirit to remain in us and move us in the direction He is going. In Galatians 5:25 it says, ‘Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.’ This above everything must be our goal.
Doing things on our own is tough and many of us have been, and continue to be, isolated in one way or another. We can’t underestimate the impact of this. We must encourage each other and seeking God together is invaluable. If we do, the Spirit will move amongst us and we will see ‘Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven’ Matthew 6:10.
Let’s pray: Holy Spirit, thank you for your power. Please help me to keep in step with you, guide me as I make plans and decisions for my life and help me to encourage others, so together we can see your kingdom come. Amen