Tonight I was reading in Acts 4 and there was a v31 that really jumped out at me – “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.”
Why can’t that kind of thing ever happen with me? Why can’t I experience that – the presence of God so strong that you can literally feel Him there with me? Maybe I have and just don’t remember it, or didn’t recognize it at the time. But I doubt that’s it.
Here’s kind of where I end up. If I want the greatness of God to show up in my life, I probably need to be seeking great things in His name. Those Christians in Acts 4 put themselves in a position where their lives were in serious jeopardy . . . all for the sake of THE MISSION. I think the furthest out on the ledge I’ve gone is to drive through a bad neighborhood in order to get to worship service.
God please grant me what I can’t find on my own – the courage to be boldly yours!