Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Praying to Raise the Level of My Experience (PrayerLife)

On a road in Eldoret, Kenya

God once spoke to John Wimber and told him, "John, I have seen what your ministry can do. Now I want to show you my ministry."

When I first read that I immediately thought: "God, show me your ministry!" I even wrote a worship song a few years ago called "Reveal Yourself." It has the line, "Come and show us what You've got; things that are, things that are not." (You can download and listen to the song here - I'm playing guitar and Linda and I are backup vocalists.) 

Walter Wink writes: "People with an attenuated sense of what is possible will bring that conviction to the Bible and diminish it by the poverty of their own experience."
- Walter Wink; quoted in Craig Keener, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts, 85

My prayer-desire is that God would raise my level of experience to that of the Bible, rather than myself interpreting the Bible through the level of my impoverished experience. Anyone else want to pray this with me? What might God do?!