“Disruptive Grace” by Kirk Hunt
And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
Luke 7:14 KJV
Jesus interrupted the funeral proceedings. He interfered with a solemn ceremony. Jesus deliberately intruded on the widow’s grief and sorrow.
It’s not hard to imagine the results. The mourners suddenly became dancers. The weeping widow instantly became a joyous mother. The young man sat up, wondering why he was in a coffin in the middle of the street.
Jesus’ grace is all-powerful and undeniable. When He touches a situation, nothing can remain the same. The grace of Jesus is disruptive. God doesn’t fit in a box. The master of eternity doesn’t worry about schedules.
Too often, we object to God’s grace. His Presence comes at inconvenient times. His power and provision manifests in inconvenient ways.
Think for a moment. Do you really object to what God is doing for you and in you? However inconvenient, will you refuse the grace He is pouring into your life?
Seek Him, but be prepared. He may come in an unexpected and unanticipated way. Be open to disruption. Embrace the chaos and confusion that can follow God’s blessing and provision.
Think: When His grace falls, everything is disrupted.
Pray: “Lord, disrupt my life with Your grace.”
Copyright © February 2010, Kirk Hunt
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“The Lost Recovered” by Kirk Hunt
It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
Luke 15:32 KJV
The parable of the Prodigal Son is told and taught often among Christians. It is a story of loss and hope. It is also a story of faith and attitude.
The father in the story spent his days (and nights) looking and searching. Not for a few coins, but for a misplaced son. I’m certain he would have spent the rest of his fortune to ensure the recovery of the son who wandered off.
The father didn’t console himself that a son stayed. Neither did he write-off the son who strayed. He prayed in hope and expectation. An expectation that led him to search the horizon for a traveler who might never come.
In his heart and spirit he had one expectation: The lost and misplaced would become the found and recovered. His attitude never wavered. His heart never faltered.
What is your hope and expectation today? Have you given up, or given in, about a misplaced life and soul? Keep your faith in our God who recovers the lost. Maintain an attitude of expectation by day and night.
Look to the horizon for a traveler. With hope. In expectation. Keep your party plans close by.
Think: God recovers the lost.
Pray: “Lord, help me to wait with expectation for the recovery of a misplaced son or daughter.”
Copyright © November 2009, Kirk Hunt