Some people call them “goosebumps” I like to call them “God bumps”, that moment when you feel the presence of God.
When I became a Christian at the age of 16 way back in 1984, I felt that presence in a very real way. Later I heard John Wesley, the accidental founder of the Methodist Church, share his story of conversion saying that he “felt his heart strangely warmed”. That helped me to better understand what had happened. And in the ensuing two or three years I continued to feel those “God bumps”, those “Jesus moments”, quite often through some tough times and into my calling.
Having been a Christian now for over 30 years now I’ve noticed that while these God bumps don’t happen as often, they still come. But I think, in a way, they’re not as needed as I continue to grow and mature in my faith, not that I have already obtained full maturity (haha). But today was one of those times.
I’m doing some long-range sermon series planning and something just hit me, actually it just blew me away. This one song I’ve heard a lot before, really began to speak to me..
In two weeks I sit down with the worship planning team to plan out the sermon series plans for October, hopefully, through Easter, 2019. I can guarantee you this song will part of that planning process. I have a rough outline of a sermon series based on this song. And God convicted me through that Jesus moment, the God bumps, that He’s going to do something special through that series. I don’t totally understand how He does that, but I have seen Him do it on numerous occasions.
The worship planning team has some exciting things in store for the rest of this calendar year and as we look into 2019, please pray for us as we listen to God lead us as we are planning to bring the most powerful Bible centered messages to Hope Church. Also pray for the sermon series that will come out of this song. Pray that God prepares my heart and the hearts of those that need the word He will bring on those Sundays.
What about you? Have ever had a “Jesus Moment”? Felt those “God Bumps”? Share in the comments below.
See you Sunday,