“Look, you mockers, be amazed and die! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it.” (Acts 13:41; Habakkuk 1:5)
This quote is a prophecy first given by the prophet Habakkuk to the nation of Israel, predicting that they were going to be carried off into exile by the Babylonians. It is quoted later by Paul preaching to Jews in the synagogue, announcing the gospel of Jesus Christ had come, and the fact that this good news was now going to be given freely to the Gentiles.
In other words, Paul picked up this prophecy, originally bearing bad news, and applied it to his own day as good news. And if he could do that in his day, we can do it in ours.
Do you not believe that God is doing something in our own day? Can this not apply to us today — on any day, for that matter? Does God do something only on certain days, or is He always doing something?
God is doing something in our own day. He has things He wants done and He wants you and me to do them. He doesn’t force His way on us; it’s more like a partnership. He wants our participation. It’s not that He can’t work without us — of course He can, He is God — but He chooses to work with and through us. He desires our participation and our fellowship. We were created for this. So a big part of working with God each day is finding out what He wants to do. Find out what He is doing and get ourselves there.
One of the ways we do this is to get familiar with God’s word. The word of God trains us in better knowing God’s heart. The closer we get to God’s heart, the easier it will be to determine what He wants. God is doing something in our day, today. Don’t you want to find out what it is and be a part of it?
Like Os Guinness said in our interview this week, there are many ways in which America has gone off the rails. Every day’s headlines bring a new surprise. It’s a chaotic time when no one seems to know what to expect, but in spite of this, we can say with absolute confidence, “God is doing something in our day.” There is comfort in that statement, and there is a challenge as well.
God is doing something in our day. Comfort yourself with this fact, and then find out what it is and be a part of it.