AC TALK JUNE 2018 1Acceleration From a Place of Rest

As I write this AC Talk, Edna and I are celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary on a beautiful Baltic Sea Cruise. Looking out over the ocean, I realize again how little control I have over our journey. I can’t control how fast or how slow this ship is moving, or even where we go. All I can do is choose to be here and choose to trust the captain.

So, that is what I want to talk to you about today … how can you rest on your journey? How can you trust the Captain of your life?

When God first spoke to us about Acceleration for 2018, our first response was, “We don’t want to run faster or do more in this busy life,” especially as changes were happening so quickly, both on a personal and global level.

Thank God this is not what He meant when He spoke of acceleration. That is why Zechariah said, “It is not by power, not by might but by My Spirit says the Lord, with shouts of grace, grace! We will see the mountains flatten” (Zechariah 4:6-8 paraphrased).

When Elijah outran the horses, it was not because he put in some extra effort, but because the Spirit of the Lord came upon him. It was not Samson’s muscle power that defeated the enemy; it was the Spirit of God upon him. It was not Joseph or Daniel’s
intelligence that brought deliverance to them and through them; it was the Spirit of God who came upon them.

So how can we position ourselves for acceleration? Well, in Hebrews 4:1-16, the author shows us how to prevent the enemy (or ourselves) from robbing us during this season of acceleration.


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