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Follower of One : Missions For The Rest Of Us

Mike Henry Sr.



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1100 Questioning Jesus - John 11:8

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In the Gospel of John, we encounter a compelling dialogue between Jesus and his disciples. As they navigate the tumultuous journey of ministry, Jesus proposes a seemingly audacious plan - to return to Judea, where just days before, the Jewish authorities had attempted to stone him. The disciples, understandably apprehensive, question his decision, prompting Jesus' profound response. This exchange offers a valuable lesson for us as followers of Christ. When Jesus presents us with challenging or seemingly risky opportunities, how do we respond? Do we allow fear or doubt to hinder our obedience? It's natural to question Jesus' directives, especially when they push us beyond our comfort zones. Yet, we must remember that he is the ultimate authority and has our best interests at heart. When we choose to obey him, even when it seems counterintuitive, we open ourselves up to unexpected blessings and divine transformation. To help us navigate these challenging moments, we suggest two practical steps: Examine the Idea Against Scripture: Reflect on the biblical principles that guide our faith. Consider whether the idea aligns with God's character and teachings. Seek guidance from trusted spiritual mentors or resources. Take a Trial Balloon: Instead of diving headfirst into the unknown, begin with small, manageable steps. This allows us to test the waters, receive feedback, and discern if the idea is indeed God's leading. As we follow Jesus more closely, we may encounter fear or resistance. In such moments, we can turn to our faith community for support and encouragement. Our fellow believers can offer fresh perspectives, help us challenge our assumptions, and provide a safety net as we step into the unknown. The call to follow Jesus isn't always easy, but it's a path that leads to abundant life and eternal fulfillment. If you're feeling challenged by a particular idea or opportunity, remember that Jesus is with you every step of the way. Trust in his guidance, take courageous steps, and prepare to witness the extraordinary ways he works in your life.

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