I received an email early last week from some friends in Florida to ask about our “earthquake,” as it made national news. If you haven’t heard, yes, we had one. Actually, it seems we had three different earthquakes ranging between 3 and 4.3 on the Richter scale, all around 11 pm on Sunday evening, November 1. On a personal note, I slept through all three! I do, however, have some “earthquake experience” having been in one in Japan in the late 1960’s and in San Francisco in the early 1970’s. I could do without another such experience.
I emailed my Florida friends and told them it really wasn’t an earthquake, just the results of a prayer meeting at church! I jest, but wish it was! (See Acts 4:31) I would suppose there was some praying going on last Sunday evening in some of the places closer to the epicenter of the quake, but wouldn’t it be great IF our prayer times, individually and corporately, caused some shaking? May I ask, “When was the last time some matter, some concern, some soul “shook” you from your sleep and put you on your knees?” Might I also ask that question of the church? What “shakes” us, moves us; and do our prayers and prayer times “shake our world”?
I read an anonymous verse years back that says: Satan trembles (shakes) when he sees, even the weakest saint upon his knees. The reason Satan shakes is simple. He knows the potential power available when believers call upon the Lord! He has some earthquake experience. He witnessed it on the Sunday morning that followed the crucifixion, resurrection power that definitely shook things up.
As the popular Jeremy Camp song states, “the same power that rose Jesus from the grave is in us.” What a grand and great truth that we oftentimes fail to realize and claim. Let’s shake some things up, move the Richter scale to new highs! Will you join me in some “earthquake prayers,” causing them, not just praying to survive them!
Looking for an “earthquake experience” of the God-kind,