What is momentum? Why do I need momentum? How do I get it?
God is good and I’m back with a new message – Gaining and Maintaining Momentum. I will hang it on three pegs:
1. What is momentum?
2. Why do I need momentum?
3. How do I get momentum?
Momentum is the power of the Holy Spirit working within a believer.
It is a measure of the quality a moving object has. It is the quality that makes you fear a heavy moving object.
A train moving at 65mph can go through a 5 foot thick wall because it has momentum.
Momentum is that force in a believer that keeps them going. It keeps them excited about life.
Think about it this way: That excitement you see starting to build when a weak team scores, is momentum.
6 Now the people of Judah approached Joshua at Gilgal, and Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, “You know what the LORD said to Moses the man of God at Kadesh Barnea about you and me. 7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to explore the land. And I brought him back a report according to my convictions, 8 but my fellow Israelites who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt in fear. I, however, followed the LORD my God wholeheartedly. 9 So on that day Moses swore to me, ‘The land on which your feet have walked will be your inheritance and that of your children forever, because you have followed the LORD my God wholeheartedly.’
10 “Now then, just as the LORD promised, he has kept me alive for forty-five years since the time he said this to Moses, while Israel moved about in the wilderness. So here I am today, eighty-five years old! 11 I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then. – Joshua 14:6-11 NIV
Caleb possessed spiritual momentum and was able to do what he was doing forty years ago at the age of 85! When you have momentum, you’re not stopped by small things. The problem is not the problem but lack of momentum.
Had the Children of Israel looked at their slavery situation, momentum would have ceased in their life. They came to Egypt only seventy but when they were delivered from bondage, they were over 1.5million!
1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; 3 Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; 4 Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher. 5 The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.
6 Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, 7 but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them. – Exodus 1:1-7 NIV
When a believer has momentum – the power of God, the blessing of God so multiplies in their life that the enemy will not be able to keep up!
19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.” – Exodus 1:19 NIV
Acts 4:1-4 shows us the momentum of the early church while Acts 4:16-18 shows us a bid to crash that momentum but when you have momentum, you cannot be deterred. (Acts 4:19-20)
Next time, we shall look at: Momentum – Its importance and how to get it.
Until then, Go Hard After God!