Have You Ever Been Carried Away For Him?

I see God move during a Kairos weekend in ways I don’t see any other place in my life. But I also get carried away for Him on such weekends unlike any other time in my life. I sing (loud). I become vulnerable. I dance (okay sort of). I continuously raise my hands. I hug criminals I just met.  I get carried away for Jesus at Angola in a way I don’t at other times and places,  even in my own church at home. I greatly suspect that I am not the only one. What if I got carried away more often? What if I acted very Sunday morning like I do on Kairos weekends? Would I see God move on those occasions as I have this weekend.?
OC reminds us: “If human love does not carry a man beyond himself, it is not love. If love is always discreet, always wise, always sensible and calculating, never carried beyond itself, it is not love at all. It may be affection, it may be warmth of feeling, but it has not the true nature of love in it.”

We love having “new people” in church or in ministry, because they exhibit that abandon, that being carried away, that we wish we still displayed. “There are times when it seems as if God watches to see if we will
give Him the abandoned tokens of how genuinely we do love Him. Abandon to God is of more value than personal holiness. Personal holiness focuses the eye on our own whiteness; we are greatly concerned about the way we walk and talk and look, fearful lest we offend Him. Perfect love casts out all that when once we are abandoned to God. We have to get rid of this notion – “Am I of any use?” and make up our minds that we are not, and we may be near the truth. It is never a question of being of use, but of being of value to God Himself. When we are abandoned to God, He works through us all the time.”

Not seeing God move? Maybe He’s waiting for a move from you: a belted out tune, a waved hand, a skip in your step… something to show you’re alive. I can tell you He is alive. Saw Him move this weekend. Right after I did.
Get Crazy and Be blessed.
Nick

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