“So, where are my socks honey?” I yelled over the din of my children getting ready to go to a new school with strange sites and smells and all new people. The confusion of the moment was only overwhelmed by the excitement of the season. We didn’t have a house, or a steady schedule and life was a seemingly endless string of choices that we didn’t have to make a month earlier.
But we joyfully made all those choices – why? Because of one right choice, one Spirit inspired choice on a Tuesday in July. At that time, I was conflicted for 2 days about my job and career choice. The clarity came with a vision from God and the words, “You’re not going to a place, you’re going for [God listed by name every person I had met that weekend – 51 names. I’m not that good with names – God is though].” Because church is not a building and it’s not a name on an AG ledger, it’s a network of Spirit inspired relationships. That one Spirit-filled choices set in motion thousands of little choices for us and the church.
That’s what we experience at times in our lives – one choice producing a billion little choices – but you have the power to do it when that one choice is infused with Holy Spirit’s power.
That’s what God did too – God sending His Son to earth. “But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. 6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.” (Gal. 4:4 NIV) One Spirit-inspired decision that produced sooooo much for our world!
Now we’re ready to move into a building addition and Holy Spirit is active in us as a whole community of faith. That one choice will come with thousands of other choices – and we are totally dependent on the Spirit of God and His power in it! What an awesome place to be!
Question for you or for your Life Group – When have you seen the power of one choice in the past? How is the power of one choice affecting your choices now? How does the Spirit want to empower you to Journey Forward today?