When our kids were young they loved swinging on the swing set in our back yard. I can remember pushing them on multiple occasions, and hearing them say, “Do it again, Dad.” Now I hear our grandchildren saying the same thing as I push them on the swings. It seemed like they could never get enough of the swinging. I’ve even tried “faking them out” with other alternatives to the swing … to no avail … the want me to “do it again!” I feel much the same way with the blessings of my Heavenly Father.
I have sensed many instances in my life time when I knew the touch of God on my life, and our ministry. It’s funny, but I am never satisfied with just one touch of God either. I want Him to repeat it and do it again. Recently, I was in a situation where I was trying to give help to a hurting church. As I approached the pulpit each and every time, I could sense the need for God to show up, and for me to diminish. I would beg God before each time I spoke for the Holy Spirit to take control. I then observed just that happening, as I would open the Scriptures, and the Holy Spirit would guide me through His Word with those dear folks.
I want God to show up in my life today. He is willing, and He is able, but I am not always compliant. Today I read, “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands. I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah” (Psalm 143:5-6). David basically was asking God to “do it again!” He meditated on all that God had done in the past, and he was not satisfied for that to be the end of it. He was asking God to do again what He had done before.
I believe that God wants us to be hungry and thirsty for His power in our lives today. We speak of the great theologians of the past, and the great missionaries of the past, and of the great evangelists/preachers of the past. I don’t think God wants us to live in the past. I believe the same Holy Spirit Who moved in the hearts of those great servants of the past, wants to move and provide for us today. As I read these verses this morning, I looked to God with outstretched hands, begging for Him to provide what I will need to make a difference for Him today! Think about all that God has done in the past for you and for believers. He is not dead, and He is not done working. If He could work that way in the past, He can work that way today. So, please join me today, in asking God to “do it again!”