God always creates momentum of change through our acts of obedience.
Consider Ananias’ obedience when he prayed for a persecutor named Saul. He couldn’t have known how the world would be changed because of his obedience! But God has wonderful, eternal plans for Saul that affects even us today.
Consider the many people that Jesus healed; the Ethiopian eunuch that Philip encountered; the jailer that Paul and Silas preached to; the people in Malta that got saved because Paul’s boat was shipwrecked near their shore…
When we obey God’s leading, we change the lives we pray for, share the gospel with, lay hands for healing, encourage, or give to. We change their eternal destinies and those of the generations after them.
How do we position ourselves to be God’s agents in creating momentum in others’ lives?
- Know the voice of the Lord clear enough to obey Him when He speaks.
- Stop for the one person that God points to us, to pray for and touch.
- Trust the Lord in that moment as He asks you to step out in faith, even if it makes you uncomfortable or you look like a fool.
- Watch God change that person.
The neat thing is, God also creates momentum in our lives whenever we obey! He makes us bolder for the next encounters. He fine-tunes our ears to listen better and speak out more. He prepares us in season and out of season. He increases our faith for the impossible. Our destinies too are changed.
This week, be ready and position yourself to be God’s agent in creating momentum! You never know who He might bring your way.
Take This to Heart:
No one’s ever seen or heard anything like this,
Never so much as imagined anything quite like it—
What God has arranged for those who love him.
But you’ve seen and heard it because God by his Spirit has brought it all out into the open before you.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10