My own megashift?
In days gone by one of my favourite books was The Open Church by James Rutz. His straightforward irreverent style appealed to me back then. He is a bit showy but he really tapped in to my feelings at the time. I just read Megashift and it may have an even bigger impact on me. The whole first chapter of the book is recorded miracles from around the world. By the end of that chapter I felt convicted. Why don’t I walk in that kind of spiritual power? It isn’t like I haven’t been part of miracles before. I have.
Since I read the book I’ve been in some kind of inner turmoil. I feel like I’ve been avoiding situations that require faith, and coasting along without calling upon the supernatural power of God. I think that maybe there has been a subtle deception in my life that kept God’s power out of focus in my perspective.
Rutz chronicles the ins and outs of organic/simple church movement around the globe. It is no less than inspiring. Right now it feels like a giant kick in the butt. I didn’t sleep well last night. I felt anxious and excited and repentant all in one. I’m repentant because I feel regret over my lack of faith. Anxious and excited because I feel like a whole window of opportunity is being presented to me.