“And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness,” Acts 4:31 (ESV). Why do we expect that our lives will never be shaken? And why do we think things being shaken is a bad thing? A “comfort zone” may feel okay for the moment, but in reality, a comfort zone is a dead zone. As this Scripture reveals, shaking is a sign of God moving. I can think of many times throughout my life when what looked like a destructive earthquake was the starting line for greater things. The James Bond character likes his martinis “shaken not stirred”, but I want my life both shaken and stirred by God! LORD, I asked for the grace to pass through whatever is necessary for Your power to flow freely in my life. Father, in Your mercy make it so.