When God moves in power we see things in a different light!

Their heads were spinning; they couldn’t make head or tail of any of it. They talked back and forth, confused: “What’s going on here?” Others joked, “They’re drunk on cheap wine.”

In the message on Sunday morning at my church the preacher said, ‘It is seen as acceptable for people to hear from God but strange and slightly schitzophernic when God speaks to people.’ When God moves in power it is outside of our everyday experience of the religous life. When people are unprepared for a God who moves in power then we want to put some kind of tag on this event in order to help us feel more comfortable. We may talk back and forth about what we see or simply dismiss such occurrence as excess or even a madness. When the first disciples experience the Holy Spirit at Pentecost others looked on with disbelief. Those who experienced the work of the Holy Spirit looked drunk to those who didn’t and they couldn’t understand it. If you have ever felt that the work of God in your life makes you stand out from the crowd and people don’t really understand, you aren’t alone.

Holy Spirit, thank you for the privilege of knowing you, come into my life. As you move me in power and others may not understand or pick fault in me because of you, help me to stand firm and value you in my life all the more. Amen.