There are many things in this life that people do that really don’t make sense.
Many of these things we do are on behalf of others we don’t even know.
Many of these things don’t benefit us or are even in our own best interests, depending on what you believe those interests are.
Then why do we do them?
Is it because God is moving us to do them?
This latest case is about a robbery and murder that happened over 30 years ago. The police had no leads, nor were they even actively investigating the crime anymore.
According to Chris Irvine and Fox News, “Glenn Adams, 58, just walked into the Cowlitz County Hall of Justice in Kelso, Washington and confessed to the 1986 killing of Russell Haines, just because he wanted to ‘right the wrong that he had done.’”
What does he mean by that, to “right the wrong that he had done?” What is making him feel guilty about what he had done? Why does he feel the need to “right the wrong?”
Unless God is involved in there somewhere, this kind of thinking doesn’t make any sense at all. Does it?
How about when we choose to donate some our hard earned money to people or groups we don’t even know or will probably ever meet? How are we “moved” to do something like this, even though it brings no apparent, tangible, benefit to us?
Again, unless God is involved in there somewhere, this kind of thinking doesn’t make any sense at all. Does it?
How about when we choose to actually donate some our valuable time and energy to various people or groups? In some cases, these efforts can be more self-serving than anything else, but in other cases, we are “moved” to do these things, even though it brings no tangible benefit to us.
Again, unless God is involved in there somewhere, these kinds of actions don’t make any sense. Do they?
So, again, then why do we do these things?
I, for one, believe it is God. I believe it is The Holy Spirit touching our hearts and our heads. I believe it is The Holy Spirit influencing us and moving us in ways that God wants us to move. He uses us as His tools and as His agents to act on His behalf in this world.
That is what I believe.
What do you think? I’d really like to hear your feelings about this. Please take a little time give me some feedback.
“6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” – John 3:6-8
“But you will receive power when The Holy Spirit comes upon you.” – Acts 1:8