Take the Initiative!
How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?
Initiative - My willingness to take the first step when called on to do something.
“Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
The Big Idea: I experience God’s power in my life, the moment I get up and get going, in response to his command.
I Kings 19:5
And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.”
Spiritual Initiative…is the antidote for depression
“Up, let’s be going. Look, my betrayer is here!”
Spiritual Initiative…is the antidote for despair
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
Spiritual Initiative…is the antidote for drudgery
This week, let’s listen for Jesus’ call and take the first step