"In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water." John 5:3
IN JESUS TODAY!
God is always at work, never ceasing, never failing to accomplish what he has said! Do you know that God moves? Are you waiting for the moving of God? For us, there is an appropriate time to move, whether we are to move forward, to the left, or to the right. Note that we will never move back unless it is to return to the Lord! The appropriate time for us to move is only when God is moving with us. Because we as Christians live and have our being in Jesus, we also must move in Jesus, as it is written, "For in him we live, and move, and have our being, as certain also of your own poets have said." Acts 17:28 See here, it doesn't say only that we live in Jesus, and then say, but we move whenever we choose, neither does it say, we have our being in Jesus, but we come and go as we please. We have many benefits in Christ as Christians and the greatest of these benefits being, Jesus is with us always, he will never leave us nor forsake us. So now, for Jesus to be with us always, we cannot move ahead of him, neither can we refuse to go when he is ready to move. This question, "Are you waiting for the moving?" can be better stated, "Are you completely surrendered and ready to respond in obedience when Jesus calls?" To establish the fact that God moves we need only to read how this all started, "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." Genesis 1:1, 2 So we see that God moves, but we also see that we must move with him.
Suppose that this man, who waited for 38 years for the moving of the water, had been able to move before Jesus arrived in John 5, or suppose that the Spirit of God that previously moved upon the face of the waters had moved before God said, "Let there be!" In Genesis 1. We may have been a witness to a very different world and many miracles may not have happened! Don't miss out on the miracle of God. Only move when Jesus is moving!