Ain’t nothin’ like watchin’ God work in ordinary people!

Berry Street nothing like it

Last Sunday at The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville one of our members started the meeting by reading a Scripture that she had chosen. It was Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”

Immediately afterwards our guest worship leader, who had picked his songs out earlier in the week, began to lead us in a song that repeats these words over and over: “You make all things work together for my good.” The two had no idea of what the other was going to do. Message heard! I got goose bumps.

Now hear this! Whatever you are going through is going to work out for your good if you love God and follow His calling in your life. (Do you?)

A few minutes later, a 19 year-old college freshman shared an amazing testimony. A couple of years ago she completely lost her voice and couldn’t speak at all. She went to various doctors and specialists and they couldn’t help her. She was devastated because she was planning to major in theater. She prayed for over a year that God heal her voice and many other people were praying for her, but nothing happened. She was ready to give up, but then in desperation she prayed one more time, picked up her phone that she hadn’t spoken on in more than a year, and called her father. Suddenly she felt like something grabbed and shook her throat. The she said, “Daddy, I can speak.” She has been speaking normally ever since!

God is doing amazing things in the lives of normal people, but unfortunately we seldom allow them to share in church meetings. How we miss out, because we silence God’s people!  “Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story.” –Psalm 107:2

A glimpse of God will save you. To gaze at Him will sanctify you.” –Manley Beasley
–God is invisible like the wind — you can’t directly see Him with your natural eyes. However, you can clearly see the movement God creates when everyday people come together and individually listen to Him and then say and/or do what He tells them to. To regularly gaze upon God working in and through ordinary people will transform your life!

“We might be wise to follow the insight of the enraptured heart rather than the more cautious reasoning of the theological mind.” ― A.W. Tozer
–At Berry Street ordinary people share insights from their heart as they are led by the Spirit. Come see — Sunday mornings @ 10:45, 225 Berry St., Nashville 37207.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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2 Responses to Ain’t nothin’ like watchin’ God work in ordinary people!

  1. This is so true. Too often we are looking for what we consider the “big” stories when God is at work in ordinary, mundane ways every day. Thanks for the reminder that He is indeed our present help whether you are a prince or a pauper

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