THUNDER: PT. 2
Adam started the night off by telling us one of his convictions. Someone came up to him and asked him, "What is Creative Night?". He stood there and asked himself why do we do creative nights? What is the purpose? The conclusion he came to was that the goal of not only creative night but My City Church in general is to be a church that develops leaders and creatives and this was one avenue of helping that vision come true.
Do you ever feel like you are stuck? Stuck in a certain phase a life? Feel like you aren't going anywhere? Not doing what you feel like God is calling you to? Like you aren't doing anything productive?
Adam picked right back up where he left off at the last Creative Night - with the story of David. The passage he referred to was 1 Samuel 16:14-23. It states the following:
"Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him. Saul’s attendants said to him, “See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the harp. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes on you, and you will feel better.” So Saul said to his attendants, “Find someone who plays well and bring him to me.” One of the servants answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the harp. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the Lord is with him.” Then Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, “Send me your son David, who is with the sheep.” So Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine and a young goat and sent them with his son David to Saul. David came to Saul and entered his service. Saul liked him very much, and David became one of his armor-bearers. Then Saul sent word to Jesse, saying, “Allow David to remain in my service, for I am pleased with him.”Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him."
David- the same David who won the battle against Goliath - played the harp for Saul. How do you think David felt when he played the harp for King Saul? Do you think he ever asked God if this is all that He had for him? Was this his final destination? We know that it wasn't. God had a Big plan for David but he had to go through some things before he was ready to fulfill God’s calling for his life.
The key to getting "unstuck" is to find your purpose in the process. If we don't prepare in this season of our life then we won't get to the place that we have dreamed of. We have to learn to embrace the track God has us on and to embrace the process. Don't overlook the journey because God could be teaching you something. Society says to run to the end. Well, don’t listen to society. You need to not shortchange yourself because if you skip the process then you might not find your "lighting".
Thunder and lighting just doesn’t happen. It takes things rubbing together to get the "boom and flash". So in your life it takes numerous things rubbing together to get your thunder and lighting. What in your life could you or are you rubbing together to make your lightning? You might feel that your part is small or you may not understand where God has you but you might just be in the process of rubbing your clouds together.
He ended with asking us what our harp is? What are we playing until we get to God’s final destination for us. Finally, he challenged us to commit to rubbing our clouds together until something happens aka OUR THUNDER AND LIGHTNING.