This picture above is a picture of our local grocery store parking lot.
3 months ago, God began impressing on me to go stand on that corner and just read the Bible out loud.
What would I read about? Would I be that crazy street preacher we've all seen but never really understood?
I couldn't do this. It is a small community. I have influence. I didn't want to be seen as any crazier than I am right now.
As I talked about obedience with those around me, I shared this example as something I refused to be obedient about. Everyone agreed with my hesitation whole-heartedly. Some even gave me great ideas to get around this calling.
Sunday, as I was preaching, God reminded me of this calling. Where would my ministry be right now if I had obeyed? Could any of us have seen church services shutting down and "drive-up" services being a real thing?
What if people, in this time, knew where they could find truth being read? Who might I be intersecting with right now?
These are all unknowns. But, God knows. He's forgiven my disobedience (I know because I've asked him to) and He has more good works prepared for me that I might walk in them.
What has he prepared for you? You won't know unless you are obedient, today!
These words have driven me the last year of my life: There is obedience and disobedience, everything else is a game we play for people around us and that we believe we can play with God.
Has there ever been a time when you weren't obedient and saw how it impacted you? What did it look like? How did you respond? Comment below and let me know!