Achieving God’s purpose means taking faith-filled risks this always involves change.

Jesus had to take faith filled risks whenever he went to Jerusalem, because he knew the religious leaders were out to kill Him. (John 11:8). Thomas even said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him” (John 11:16 MKJV).

Jesus still went to the Passover, even though He knew the high chief priest sought to kill Him, (Luke 22:1).

When speaking the truth, the Jews wanted to stone Him for saying “I and my Father are one.” For the Jews knew He made Himself equal to God, (John 10:30-33).

Jesus, even knowing He would be crucified, went to Jerusalem to fulfill God’s will, (Mat 26:36-46).

We may not know the purpose of circumstances but what we think is evil, God can use it for good, (Gen 50:20). “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” (Genesis 50:20 KJV)

Some risks are not so life threatening. It might be a matter of stepping out in faith, laying aside your pride, not worrying about what people think of you, or putting aside embedded theologies and/or beliefs. We must get out of our comfort zones to see real change and I dare say to see the hand of God move. What are you changing?

In Christ,

Greg

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