God is in a MOOD!

God is in a MOOD!

I am sitting here this cold Monday morning looking outside at the ice and snow covered ground contemplating on the “MOOD of God”!  Having grown up in a Pentecostal ministers home I am well aware of the mood or season changes of God.  We are however at a place or season where the mood of God is quite different and is causing the established church to rethink the methods that we have established.  What did work for us is now NOT working as effectively because God is in the MOOD for change and enlargement.   The plan and purpose that God has for His church is not weak or frail that it can not withstand the travail of creation.  God has a way of doing things and sometimes as with the seasons or moods is to lead us into a direction or path that will embrace all of mankind instead of just those that think and act like us.

His MOOD is not one of judgment or condemnation it is a MOOD of delight but stern direction for the greater good of the whole.  It is time to look outside of how we have always done it…..the church has had a tendency to be antiquated and outdated with limited vision.  His true church is arising with fresh vision that is relevant and cutting edge, knowing the moods of God and know how to change with the seasons.  My good friend Dr. Kelley Varner always said “the worst place to be is where God used to be”.  Our chronological age sometimes can keep us stuck in a past way of doing things and dwarf the growth of the NOW church.  It is apparently clear that we must continue to move and flow with the moods and seasons of God even if that means to abort our methods and embrace a new vision.

I often think of the 2 and 1/2 tribes that did not cross the Jordan river but camped on the wilderness side.  They looked on from a far while the majority of the tribes possessed what ALL of the tribes were promised to possess?  They enjoyed  watching others inherit, they saw the benefit and the procedures of the new found land but NOT willing to cross over and do things differently.

The church of God is to be successful and effective not pitiful and poor.  We are not just hanging in there  until something better comes along.  What is the thing God wants for His Church doesn’t look anything like what we have presently.  Are we going to be offended and refuse to cross over or are we going to check in on the mood of God and adjust ourselves and methods accordingly?

Divine frustration comes to point us in another direction….if you will be honest you will admit with me that there has been a bit of frustration with how things have been progressing with the Church.  WE pack a big punch when it comes to the Revelation of Jesus but I think we have to know that our relevancy meter has not registered in the higher marks.  While I know it is not about making a grade it is still about changing the lives of people and building relationship and bridges to empower them for greatness.   Our motives may be good but our methods must change!

I write this to cause you to ask yourself this question….am I being relevant with the gospel that I preach?  To be continued……..

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