When Jesus dwelled on earth he called believers to walk with Him. Mostly these disciples just walked with Him. They watched Him do great things. They sacrificed everything, extracted themselves from the world to live with Jesus. They seperated themsselves from the world. Completely laying down everything for Jesus.
All of this sounds quite spectacular and some of us might even think of this as the ultimate Christian life. Sounds like really great Christians.
Here is the problem.
They primarily did nothing. They held back. They did little to actually advance the Kingdom. They mostly watched what He did. They gave bad advice, bad information and even bad follow-up. Hey…….. That sounds like church people. 🙂
They little they actually did was not long lasting and deffinately not out of passion. Even when they did some things like driving demons and waking him up in the boat and chopping off ears they had to be rebuked. Now, isn’t that a great picture of what we see in Church today?
Now, the truth of the matter remains that Christ left these uneffective self-willed followers to become the leaders that would transform the world they lived in. The same people that waited on God to do something became the ones tldoing the miracles! They became the men and women that became the showcase of God’s power and influence. They became the movers and shakers!
It is time for us as believers to move away from sitting, waiting and watching. We need to be the ones that people sit and wait around. We need to stop asking God to still the storms, because we need tocal it.
We are the ones that needs to turn the tide. It is up to us!
Arise man and woman of God.