223 – Total Commitment
October 23, 1986
Acts4:31 – and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they continued to speak the word of God with freedom and boldness and courage. (Amplified)
My Bible note says that it was God’s grace that enabled the disciples to be bold and courageous, and generous. God was calling for total commitment and purity of heart and through them He did signs and wonders.
God healed, He killed (Ananias and Sapphira), He had an angel manifest to open a prison door. He had His disciples oppose the local authorites and take a stand and preach Christ. They took the risks. Because they were filled full of the Holy Spirit and could only obey God.
God loves our total commitment, everything brought before Him continually, and He gives great favor in exchange.
I see us in total commitment:
-taking the risk to leave all and come to Bible School
-receiving favor to homeschool
-the generosity of our church friends and our family
-phone calls, letters, love from friends—and prayers
-my parents devotion to us
-getting in to Dr. Ness’s medical group at the last minute
-favor with landlord