Word For You
TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP
08 November 2020
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
We have God’s instruction this month to “Go Forward” because we have received His anointing and empowerment. As we yield to this instruction, may I remind you the Chinese proverb that says, “Every journey begins with the first step”. One of the expressions of this proverb is that great things start from humble beginnings.
Armed with the truth of this proverb, I want to encourage you not to be fearful but take your first step and let God showcase His glory through you.
The Disciples of Jesus were faced with a similar situation, their Master was about to leave and having commissioned them to go out in the power of the Spirit, Jesus told them to start from Jerusalem, their immediate surroundings. (Acts 1:8)
Brethren, for what have you received the empowerment from the Lord? Is it to teach, sing, encourage others, give, lead or prophecy etc? Take your first step in your immediate environment, your household, your street/neighbourhood, your team at work or in church. Do it diligently as Paul encouraged in Romans 12:7-8.
As you do so faithfully, the Lord will open more doors and opportunity of ministry unto you. And as you are used more and more of the Lord, He will deepen your love and commitment to Him.
Once again, I encourage you, take your first step.
God Bless You.
From Pastor Yemi Oyetunji