May 8, 2008

How God Moves

Many times I have wondered about how God accomplishes things, but doesn't seem to. Recently something happened that put it in a perspective for me. I am a restaurant manager. A restaurant opened up in a city about four hours away. I told my boss's boss, that I was interested. From his reaction, it hit me how God probably works today, and why we don't SEE those miracles that everyone wants to see.

The reaction from my boss was surprisingly upbeat. He told me a little about the restaurant, and kind of gave a sales pitch for it. It was out of character for him in the extreme. Then it hit me.

When Jesus died on the cross, he became the way the truth and the life. The way to God, the possiblbity of eternal life, and most important to this, made it possible for a bit of the truth to be put in everyone. The truth is another name for the Holy Spirit. Some of the Holy Spirit resides in every person on the earth. With this, God can give nudges, but cannot control every person on the planet. So, when a situation shows up that he wants to assist with, he gives nudges to receptive people, and they react in a way that will resolve our issue. That is why no miracles are necessary, he uses the likes of you and me to help him solve our problems. Nothing like delegation. that is my thoughts on it anyway, not biblical by any means, but makes a lot of sense to me.

8 comments:

Erin said...

Wow that is a great explanation...I love it. I totally agree.

walkingawayfromreligion said...

Wow, I agree with Erin! New way of looking at it and it makes so much sense.

Valorosa said...

Well it is a cool explanation but
I think God can control whoever He will when He wants to. Does He always ? I don't think so.

What about this Nate.
Inflammatory breast cancer .. a 5% survival rate and recent cancer found on the same person's hip.

I think a miracle is necessary here. yea?

Nate said...

Absolutely, maybe God will put it in a doctor's heart to cure her.

jON said...

i quite agree. i believe this was the message behind Bruce Almighty. "be the miracle."

it is something i have noticed through experience as well, and i also cannot think of any biblical references to point towards. interesting you posted about this because i was just thinking about it a couple of days ago. i think the same day you made this post...

it is too much for me to think about "saving the world". or even helping out everyone who needs help. because that would be EVERYONE. everyone needs help. i need help. you need help. we all need help. so i do what i can for those who are in my immediate circle of people i have been placed among, as well as those whom the spirit "nudges" me towards.

Valorosa said...

What do you guys think of this Lakeland Outpouring? Any news in your circles of people that have been there?
Have you met anyone you know well enough to know they were actually healed there?
Why isn't there a Lakeland everywhere where are Christian people?

Delirious said...

One of our prophets, Spencer W. Kimball said, "“God does notice us, and he watches over us. But it is usually through another mortal that he meets our needs."

John T. said...

Nate

I heard a good one about God. Hes like Grandmaster at chess, playing with amateurs, he doesnt tell them which move to make, but has no problem directing them into the moves he wants.