The Move of God

Genesis is a book of beginnings. It is about the move of God concerning heaven and earth. Let’s look at the first chapter…

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”

Notice the condition of the earth beforehand. It was without form (without purpose), void (empty)…. and then notice what happened…the Spirit of God moved.

Everything that happened after that, happened because the Spirit of God moved!!! While, the Spirit of God was moving, God said, let there be light. And guess what? There was light! God didn’t see bad light or dim light; it was good light. The next thing God did was to divide the light from the darkness so that there would be a distinction between the two. Next, He gave the light and the darkness names; light (day), darkness (night). This all happened on the first day. Remember, to God, a thousand years is as one day. 2 Peter 3:8 KJV

The point is this…before heaven and earth had purpose, before good light occurred, before the distinction between light and darkness occurred to the point that light and darkness could be identified by name, a miraculous thing happened…the Spirit of God moved!!! And, it is my desire and the cry of my heart that…The Spirit of God will move in the lives of all God’s creation. I thank God that He moved in my life because before He had, my life was just like the earth…without form (without purpose), void (empty). Then while the Spirit of God moved, he shined the good light of Jesus Christ in my heart. Through His Word, he divides the light from the darkness so that I can distinguish between light and darkness. As I grow in Him, I find myself able to call what is light by name and what is darkness by name. In other words, I’m not easily fooled by the devil’s tactics. Don’t misunderstand, all of us can be fooled if we are not careful. That’s why we need each other to keep us in check. So what causes us to move? We can be moved with anger (Matt. 20:24), jealousy (Deut. 32:21) or fear (Heb. 11:7). What causes us to be happy about something? We think about it. What causes us to be sad? We think about it. What causes us to be angry? You guessed it…we think about it. And to go a step further…what causes us to act? We are moved to do it. Usually, that is the result of intense thought patterns about the subject. It is not casual, but intense. Let someone hurt your pride, you will have intense thoughts about it. Let someone do something to you that violates your constitution, you are moved to act. Of course when I say “you” I mean “us”. We need to be moved when we see ourselves doing things that we know as contrary to God’s will. We need to be moved when we see our young brothers going down a path that we know leads to their destruction. We need to be moved, when we see children disrespecting their parents. We need to be moved when we see parents (even if it’s ourselves) not giving our children godly examples to follow. Knowing that without Jesus we cannot do anything, we want the Spirit of God to move…In the world…and in others. But may it begin in us. Be blessed.

Evangelist Wilmer “Chip” Price

4 Comments on “The Move of God”

  1. Very wise words to live by “We need to be moved” I was once told there are three types of people in the world. 1. People who make things happen 2. People who let things happen and 3. People who don’t know what’s happening. We are our brothers keeper. Thanks for the word and may God bless you.

  2. What a mighty word of truth Evangelist Price. How are we as people of God unable or unwilling to move? When the Lord speaks to us we must move, the word of God is a living being so if the word of God is alive it is moving. Since we have received the essence of God, should we not be a living moving vessel of Christ Jesus. We know that sometimes we feel like we are not moving but just look back to see how far God has brought us. The steadfast love of God is what gives us charge to run this race and to ensure that we are never running alone. So to my brother and sister move because we are the heir to our Father’s Kingdom and remember if you are running with others you will always be able to see when you are standing still.

  3. I enjoy reading your post, my Brother! You are right, we will be moved by those things which we magnify by giving them our time and attention. The question then becomes, how do I not focus on those things not worthy of my time or attention? Philippians 4:8 says this “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” We must fight the constant battle of focusing on the things of GOD or the things of the world. If we keep GOD in the fore front of our mind and make it our goal to please HIM daily, it becomes easier to be moved by HIS spirit. We must not be conformed to this world but transformed by the renewing of our minds. Our minds can only be transformed when we keep our focus on the things of GOD! I LOVE YOU and miss you, my Brothers!

  4. We forget how much God has already moved and cause us to move in our lives and the lives of others . So while we wait for the big moves of God let us always remember God is always moving on our behalf while we wait for the big changes in our lives and the lives of others , may God use us to make those changes and be changed and transformed by him

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