God gives us all opportunities to walk in obedience. He often clearly speaks these “calls to action” to us from His Word, through a friend or even directly from Him in the night watches. At the instant we sense His calling, we realize He is drawing a line of obedience and we are faced with a choice. The choice to remain standing where we are or move forward across the line to experience all He has to offer and the blessing He wants to give.
The Bible gives us many examples of those who crossed the line in obedience. We see it clearly in the life of Barnabas recorded in Acts 13. He was known as the “encourager” and even though that description fit him wonderfully, he experienced many hardships and worked in hostile situations. He was bold in believing God to change the life of the most notorious enemy of Christian faith, Saul, who later became known as Paul, a missionary champion for the faith.
Barnabas crossed the line many times and through it all lived in amazement at God’s working in his life. He lived completely inside God’s purpose and understood God’s grace fully. He strategically operated in an impactful way with boldness and joy. Barnabas shows us there will be challenges when we cross the line but also shows us that it is the absolute right thing to position us to receive God’s best. Barnabas was a man who chose to live in hope and serve in love! God brought to his life a profound awareness of the blessings that come from being obedient.
God speaks specifically and clearly about our responsibility to share the Good News to those nearby and around the world. You will see in this brochure many opportunities to cross the line by supporting and participating in our global and local missions.
As you pray through these opportunities, ask yourself this question – Am I willing to cross the line?
Take that step,
“Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord” – Acts 11:23