I think we have all wondered if we could do something again after being out of practice and received the response, “It’s like getting back on a bicycle. It will all come back to you.” That is how I felt this morning. I have preached since November 2013, but it’s one thing to just preach and another thing to be a pastor. This time, I’m starting from scratch. No one laid the groundwork for me (which can be a blessing). However, the Bible is the best guideline for a church which is exactly what I want – a biblically based body of believers without religious, manmade trappings.
Today, I was able once again to share the hope that only Jesus Christ can give. I shared the story of Joseph from the book of Genesis and principles related to God-given dreams. God used His Word to help those who have experienced detours, delays, and interruptions as life hasn’t happened the way they thought. I can’t wait to preach next week and see what God is going to do. It is wonderful to have the peace of knowing that I am doing what God has called me to do.
Some of you may be hesitant to do something because it didn’t work out last time. You may be afraid of failure. Jesus is asking you to get out of the boat like He did to Simon Peter. We have the guarantee of “walking on the water”, yet we are prone to calculate rather than obey. I can assure you that God honors obedience even when it doesn’t make sense to those around you.
Step out in obedience, my friend! It will be like riding a bike all over again😀.