The other day I watched the movie Amazing Grace for the second time. There’s this one scene where the man responsible for outlawing slavery in England, William Wilberforce, is off by himself, in a quiet place, talking to God outloud.
Unexpectedly his butler finds him and the following conversation ensues.
William Wilberforce: “It’s God. I have 10,000 engagements of state today but I would prefer to spend the day out here getting a wet arse, studying dandelions and marveling at . . . bloody spider’s webs.”
Richard the butler: “You found God sir?”
William: “I think He found me. You have any idea how inconvenient that is?”
This intimate time in this intimate place with God, that’s what William wanted.
He would be the first to tell you:
That is the source of the Christ Follower’s power.
Amazing Grace, the movie, starring Ioan Gruffudd, 2006