The Whole Story – Day 5

GOD'S WAY // MARCH 10, 2023

"So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?”

Acts 11:17

Peter quickly recognized God was working through him. He wasn't fixated on the way things had been, but saw God was giving the Gentiles the same gift he'd given to the Jews, and he stayed open to God's new movement. Our service is about what God's doing, not what we're doing for God. We can stay flexible and have the spiritual discernment to move with him, and let him do his work!

True purpose only comes from God. Why look to people or things to give us what only God does? He provides purpose, fulfillment and power. We won't find fulfillment in a spouse, our buddies, a job, a boss, a degree or a hobby. We won't find power in coffee or an energy drink. God is our true source. He gives all people the same gift, not a different one. His love is scandalous -- even reckless. If God loves people, who are we to stand in his way? We can't stop him from loving or from giving. Sometimes we need to get out of the way, as God is making a way.  

What do you see God is doing? His purpose for you reaches beyond what you can think or imagine. Even with your greatest dreams, his purpose is far greater, and it stands firm! So let's get out of the way, and do things God's way!