We live in an age when we are bombarded with messages of “You can!” “Your destiny is yours!” and “You are in charge of this day.” And certainly you are. No one is coaxing you out of bed besides the possible smell of delicious coffee brewing in the kitchen. But this message can subtly turn into a false gospel of “me.”
Throughout the early church, we see a movement of God, one that has allowed us to have the Bible in our hands today. Men and women believed so deeply in the Messiah Jesus and His death and resurrection that many were killed as they carried the message and cast it forward into the next generation and onward to our own.
This certainly was not the case because they mustered up an “I will!” mentality. It was because they depended deeply on the movement of the Holy Spirit to flatten mountains and make paths through jungles. If we would follow in their steps, we must start first in prayer and follow up with dependency. God will fulfill His promises as we follow in obedience.
What are some ways God is calling you to be obedient today?