On: February 26, 2015 | By: admin | Under: Blog | Comments: Comments are off
When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. Luke 9:1-2
What is our role, today, as followers of Jesus? How are you and I to follow in the footsteps of the King? The Twelve were clearly unique in that they walked physically with Jesus. Does the fact that ours is a metaphorical walk reduce the needs in the world or the reality of our call to do His work? Absolutely not. Jesus said quite clearly that He would send the Holy Spirit to enable you and me to do the things He did … and more: “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12) “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
We’ve got the power. We’ve been given the authority. Why are we waiting?
I’m waiting as I lack courage. Simple as that. Not courage to do extraordinary acts of evangelistic zeal. Courage to be real about what I believe, and to live it out in normal, everyday life. I don’t have to go, I’m there already – in the midst of hundreds of people who know me and would listen to what I say. They are already looking at what I do and how I do it.
It’s not rocket science. It doesn’t need a lot of working out. It needs action. Now.
Father God, grant me courage to be the person you have made me to be, and to do the things you have called me to do, day by day From today. Amen