Our sinful nature urges us to live in the comfort zone. God commands us to live in the courageous zone.
Some of you are praying for my safety, pray for my obedience. If you pray for safety, that’s a denial of the cross. (Pastor Niringiye)
Nicholas Winton, 1939
I have come to the place in my life that, if the assignment I sense God is giving me is something that I know I can handle, I know it probably is not from God. The kind of assignments God gives in the Bible are always God-sized. (Henry Blackaby, Experiencing God)
Courageous Obedience 1.They continued to proclaim the gospel of Christ. 2.They rejoiced to suffer disgrace for Christ.
“Consider it pure joy…whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:2-4)
Obedience is not a momentary option … it is a die-cast decision made beforehand. (Nate Saint)
“Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” (2 Timothy 3:12)