The Ripple EffectChurch & Relationships
God’s movement in your life affects more people than you know
2 Samuel 15-19 shows David fleeing and returning to Jerusalem because of his rebellious son Absalom. What is interesting in this episode, is that as God brought about a change in David’s life, it affected many more people than just David.
The scriptures make special note of about ten people who were directly affected by this change to one man’s life, not to mention the many more who were affected too. David was going through a tough trial, some took it as an opportunity to serve and honor him, others saw the opportunity to benefit from it and still others mocked him for it. Regardless of how they responded they could not have predicted how much their life would change as a result of this episode.
When God moves in our lives, it is very rarely a private event. His presence ripples out onto the people around us, those whom we are close to, those whom we do life with, those whom are against us. Often it is the movement of God in someone else’s life that triggers a response in ours.
1 Timothy 1:3 “As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus…”
When God moved in Paul’s life and took him to Macedonia, it brought about a change in Timothy’s life too. Timothy would have wanted to go with him, on this new exciting adventure, but Paul urged him to stay and remain faithful. As Paul was called to GO, Timothy was subsequently called to STAY, as a ripple effect of God’s movement in Paul’s life.